I’m gonna talk a little bit about our GOD who’s name by the way is JESUS. That’s HIS name.
Commandments 1-4 teach how to love God. Commandments 5-10 teach us how to love others. 1-4 are vertical. 5-10 are horizontal.
Exodus 20 1-11
1 And God spake all these words, saying,
2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
He’s talking about don’t put anything between you and GOD. Don’t Worship anything else but HIM. No people, no job, no money, no sports teams. Even nothing that HE created. Worship the Creator not things HE created. HE did give us lots of things here on earth to enjoy but just be thankful for them. JESUS should be the most important thing in our lives. IS HE?
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
HE will show us mercy if we Love HIM. But its more than Loving HIM, we need to keep HIS Commandments. I believe lots of people love JESUS, but are they keeping HIS commandments. Look at the world and how many false idols there are. Things that people Worship and adore.
7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Got on internet, The use of GOD’s name in a degrading or in any way disrespectful manner expresses an attitude of disdaining the relationship we are supposed to have with HIM. Having a relationship with GOD demands that we represent HIM accurately, sincerely and respectfully.
Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
I say take an Andy Griffith day. GOD didn’t need to rest but HE shows us and tells us to. We need to get rejuvenated physically, emotionally and spiritually. Take a day to relax.
If we’re ever in doubt what GOD wants us to do, read HIS word. Listen to HIS still small voice. Follow HIS commands. HIS Commandments make HIS desires for us plain and easy. HE wants us out there spreading the Gospel to all nations.
28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
When you think about this scripture, it tells us how important our relationship with JESUS is.
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