Thursday, February 24, 2011

March 9, 2009 (Ex. 20; Lk. 23; Job 38; 2 Cor. 8)

Exodus 20  records the “Ten Commandments”. The nuts and bolts of God’s moral law for mankind. There was a time when every school boy and girl could quote these ten commandments at the drop of a hat. It is sad to say, but today many church leaders could not perform this feat. I say this not merely to shame (though some shame is good if it drives us to the cross) but to encourage. IF you do not know the Ten Commandments the way they are listed in this chapter maybe this poetic rendition will help you:

You shall not have more gods than me (1)
Before no image bow the knee (2)
Take not the name of God in vain (3)
Nor dare the Sabbath to profane (4)
Give both your parents honor due (5)
Take heed that you no murder do (6)
Abstain from thoughts and deeds unclean (7…adultery)
Nor steal, though you are poor and mean (as in weak…. 8)
Nor tell a lie, nor love it (9)
What is your neighbor’s, do not covet! (10)

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