Moses and The Ten Commandments:

 


Moses was given the Ten Commandments by the LORD God. They are the laws that tell us how to live. We as adopted children should obey the Ten Commandments so we do not disobey the LORD God.

Exodus 19-20

God gave Moses the Ten Laws (or Commandments) on Mt. Sinai.

The children of Israel pitched their tents in the wilderness of Sinai and there they camped. Moses went up unto God and there the LORD called him out of the mountain. He was to say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel that he had seen what the LORD had done to the Egyptians and the LORD had bared them on eagles wings, and brought them unto Himself.

Because the LORD had made them His people they will obey His voice and keep His covenant. Then they shall be a treasure to the LORD above all people; for all the earth is the LORD. These people shall be unto Him a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation.

Moses did as the LORD had commanded to the elders of the people. The people answered together that whatever the LORD says they will do. And Moses returned to the LORD telling Him what the people said.

The LORD would come to them in a thick cloud so the people may here when He spoke and believe Moses forever. The people were to sanctify themselves for two day and wash their clothes. On the third day the LORD would come down in the sight of all the people upon Mount Sinai on the third day.

The third day in the morning there was thunders and lightning, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of trumpet so that the people that was in the camp trembled. The people went to the borders of Mount Sinai.

The LORD descended Mount Sinai upon it in fire; and the smoke ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. The LORD called Moses and his brother Aaron up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.

The LORD God spoke these words:
I am the LORD your God, which have brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

1 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
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:
2. 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; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
3 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.
4 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:
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:
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.
5 Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
6 Thou shalt not kill.
7 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8 Thou shalt not steal.
9 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
10 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.

What Can This Story Teach Us?

The Ten Commandments are the laws that tell us how to live so that we do not offend the LORD God. Because we are adopted children of the LORD God the Ten Commandments have been given to us as well. We should obey these Ten Commandments so we do not disobey the LORD God.

The first thing the LORD said was “I am the LORD your God.” I am the LORD your God, which have brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Remember the Power and Glory that the LORD showed with the ten plagues to the land of Egypt?

The First Commandment: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”This means we should not worship the angels, money, toys, or have anything above the LORD God. Love the LORD more than you love anyone or anything else.

The Second Commandment: “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.” This means we should not make any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: We should not bow down to them, nor serve them. The LORD God is a jealous God.

The Third Commandment: “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain.” This means we should not swear using the LORDS name. The LORD will hold those accountable who use His name in vain. Only give praises and say good things about our LORD God.

The Fourth Commandment: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” This is a Commandment that many people want to make about if we should worship on Saturday or Sunday. The LORD says we shall labor or work on six days of the week but on the seventh day is to be the Sabbath of the LORD your God. It was 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 makes it holy.

The Fifth Commandment: “Honor thy father and thy mother.” Honor means to be righteous, respectful and listen to your parents. This is so you may live a long happy life. It is our parents who tell us what is right and wrong.

The Sixth Commandment: “Thou shalt not kill.” This of course means not to take another’s life.

The Seventh Command: “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Adultery is an infidelity, disloyalty, betrayal, or deceitfulness toward another person especially between husbands and wives. Always be faithful to those around you.

The Eight Commandment: “Thou shalt not steal.” Simply this means you should not take something that belongs to another person. Just do not take anything that does not belong to you.

The Nine Commandment: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” You should not give false, or untrue, witness or testimony against your neighbor. Always tell the truth.

The Tenth Commandment: “Thou shalt not covet.” To covet means desire or delight or envy. This Commandment is tell you not to envy your neighbor’s house, or anyone inside your neighbor’s house like the wife, his servant’s, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. This means to be happy with what you have and do not even wish for other things that belong to someone else.

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Holstein, Joanne “Moses and The Ten Commandments:.” Becker Bible Studies Library Oct 2014.< https://guidedbiblestudies.com/?p=1784,>.

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Joanne Holstein is a Becker Bible Studies Teacher and Author of Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians. She is a graduate of Psychology/Christian and Bible Counseling with Liberty University. She is well-known as a counselor to Christian faithful who are struggling with tremendous burden in these difficult times. She is a leading authority on historical development of Christian churches and the practices and beliefs of world religions and cults.

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