In Deuteronomy 5, Moses again declared the Ten Commandments, like what was written in Exodus 20 as well. And after the ten commandments were given to the people, Moses said something very important by the mouth of God that even John emphasized on as well. He said, 1“O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! Go say to them, Get you into your tents again. But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it. Ye shall observe to do therefore as the Lord your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. Ye shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.” (Deuteronomy 5:29-33) God desires that each of His followers would have a heart to fear Him. That with this humble heart we would desire to keep all of God’s commandments, even at all times and in all places. The Lord desires that we keep Him in remembrance always. That wherever we go, He is leading us. If we do this, then doing God’s will, will not be burdensome but a blessing. It is a great joy to serve my King.
John also said, 3“whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:1-5) We know that the two greatest commandments are to 2“love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” (Matthew 22:37) And also to 2“love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:39-40) However, this does not mean that the ten commandments are not important anymore. We learn to love one another and our God when we keep God’s ten commandments. Even so much so that they are no longer hard to keep as well. As John said, they are not grievous in our eyes, we know that as we keep God’s commandments, we are loving Jesus. Every person that believes that Jesus is the Son of God would want to love Him by keeping His commandments. Oh, that people would have a heart to fear God and keep His commandments in our time as in the past. This is mine and God’s desire for all Christians.
- Ten Commandments
- 1. Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me
- 2. Thou Shalt Not Make Any Graven Image Nor Bow Down To Them
- 3. Thou Shalt Not Take The Name Of The Lord Thy God In Vain
- 4. Remember The Sabbath Day, To Keep It Holy
- 5. Honour Thy Father And Thy Mother
- 6. Thou Shalt Not Kill
- 7. Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery
- 8. Thou Shalt Not Steal
- 9. Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness
- 10. Thou Shalt Not Covet
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that more people would begin to fear You and to have a heart to keep Your commandments. Many people do not realize that are doing when they are breaking Your commandments. There is no love in their heart for You, but still, they say they believe in You, which is upsetting. So many people are distancing themselves from You in their sins when they could be rescued from all their addictions and bad habits starting today. Surely, there is nothing in our lives that You cannot break the chains for. We may be deep into a specific sin and it may look like there is no way out, but in our faith, You can take us by the hand and lead to safety. We can only do so much on our own but can do anything when You are leading us. People may think that we are crazy and the things we say we do are not possible, but You make all things possible. Even the supernatural takes its rightful place in our lives when You are in us. Lord, Your ways are righteous and holy. Your commandments lead us out of the dangers in life and help us become a peculiar people to others. We don’t wish to look religious but only appear as Your followers and not the followers of this world. People may come and judge us harshly and even persecute us for our faith in You, Jesus, but we know that this is supposed to happen. For we are not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, for it is the power of God in us. People of this world can try to harm us but after this life, we are blessed forever in heaven. I love You, Lord. May Your ways always be my ways. Keep me on Your path all my days. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
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