Exodus 20: Lessons on Living

Exodus 20

The Ten Commandments. We are probably all familiar with them. Perhaps have learned some clever way to remember them.

Before God gives them to Moses, though, he reminded him (again) of who he was and what he had done.

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” (Verse 2)

👉Imagine if we viewed everything in light of who we know God to be and what we have known him to do.

Now, this isn’t anything mind blowing. However, I began viewing the Ten Commandments differently when someone pointed out that the first four teach us how to live in relation to God and the last six teach us how to live in relation to our fellow man.

These are not random dos and don’ts. These are instructions on how to worship God properly and how to love our neighbors well. If we read them as such, we find them to be very applicable to our lives.

Pick one commandment a day and pray over how you can obey it more fully. And, lest we think “do not murder” is easy, check out Matthew 5:21-22.

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