Example Command- Rationale ment Violated False 1,2,5 Violates God’s Word, prophet’s authority prophet Misuse of 3,7,9 Violates their life-giving purpose, uniqueanimals design, value Perpetual 4,8,9 Violates faith in God’s provision, demeanslabor & debt designed freedom from debt-forced labor Taking 7,8,9 Violates God’s ownership boundary, God’sproperty of grant, honor of the owner another Modern 8,9,10 Ditto socialism
Chias(c Structure ( Χ ) 5:6‐10 God alone is worthy of worship and service 5:11 Accuracy in language about God 5:12‐15 Management of labor and property 5:16 Society depends upon func;onal marriage & family 5:17 Life is to be respected & preserved 5:18 Marriage is to be protected 5:19 Property is to be protected 5:20 Accuracy in language of judicial proceedings 5:21 Self is not worthy of worship and service
God s Design of Society LIFE (protected) LIFE (jeopardized)MARRIAGE & FAMILY MARRIAGE & FAMILY(strong & functioning) (weak & dysfunctional)LABOR & PROPERTY LABOR & PROPERTY(respected & productive) (demeaned & wasted)INTEGRITY of INTEGRITY ofCOMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION(consistently states truth ) (deceitfully professes truth for agendas)HEART ALLEGIANCE (to HEART ALLEGIANCE (toGod) self)
Judah s family Jacob Shua Judah Wife Er Onan Shelah
Elimelech s family Elimelech Naomi Mahlon Boaz Chilion
Boaz became the biggest covenantal somebody in his genera(on only because he was willing to become a covenantal nobody in the extension of Elimelech s line. The land that he presumably bought from Naomi became the family inheritance in another man s line. Any improvements that he made in this land became another family line s property. By abandoning his own name covenantally, he thereby became the greatest name of his genera(on, a name that is listed in both of the messianic genealogies in the New Testament (MaV. 1:5; Luke 3:32).