The Ten commandments
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Scripture: Exodus 20:1-21 (The Ten Commandments)
An Overview of the Lesson
(i) Background on how God gave the 10 Commandments
It had been three months since the Israelites left Egypt, and they set up camp at the foot of Mt. Sinai. God called to Moses from the mountain, and Moses went up to Him. God reminded Moses of how He freed the Israelites from Pharaoh, and how the devastation in Egypt demonstrated His power and might. Then God told Moses that if the people obey His covenants, their nation would be great and holy in His sight.
So on the third day, there was thunder and lightning with a loud trumpet blast. The mountain was covered with a thick cloud of smoke, because the Lord came onto it with fire. The whole mountain trembled and all the people were afraid. No one was allowed to go to the mountain except Moses. This was the time that God gave Moses the Ten Commandments.
(ii) Why did God give the 10 Commandments?
God set these rules in stone to teach us how we should love him and how we should respect other people.
The first four commands all have to do with loving God. We need to keep him first, honor his name, and respect our day of worship. And the last six commands all have to do with loving others - first our parents, and then everyone else.
When we follow the Ten Commandments, we will show respect to other people and their things. We will honor God with our words and actions. We will honor our parents. And yes, we will keep ourselves out of trouble. More importantly, following the Ten Commandments shows we love God and we love other people. And when we love other people, we show them that God loves them as well
Psalm 119:105 (NIV) "Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path."
சங்கீதம் : 119 : 105 - உம்முடைய வசனம் என் கால்களுக்குத் தீபமும், என் பாதைக்கு