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Importance of 10 Commandments

Importance of 10 commandments

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Importance of 10 Commandments

  1. 1. Importance of 10 commandments …  in our daily life:  These commandments help us to attain the balance in our everyday life.  our life as Christians  Living the Christian life is living a holistic and righteous life like God.
  2. 2. Commandment 1 I am the Lord your God, you shall not have other Gods beside Me.
  3. 3. Commandmen t 1
  4. 4. 1. I am the Lord your God, you shall not have other Gods beside me  “Thou shall have no other Gods before me.” {Exodus 20:3}  There is only one Source, one Creation or one God. How to value this Commandment?  Put God first in your life above all.
  5. 5. 1. I am the Lord your God, you shall not have other Gods beside me  Idolatry  Do not worship graven images, which are pictures, photos or idols, which are objects. How to value this commandment? Proper worship is to worship only the one God, Source or Creation
  6. 6. Commandment 2 You shall not use the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  7. 7. 2. You shall not use the name of the Lord your God in vain  At a practical level, swearing an oath to God was one of the few ways that society had and has to assure itself that a person is telling the truth.
  8. 8. Commandment 3 You shall keep Holy the Sabbath Day.
  9. 9. Commandmen t 3
  10. 10. 3. You shall keep Holy the Sabbath day Valuing this commandment:  Always have time with God  Always offer the Sabbath day to God.
  11. 11. Commandment 4 Honor your father and mother.
  12. 12. 4. Honor your Father and Mother Valuing the commandment  Respect your parents  Love them  Take care of them
  13. 13. Commandment 5 & 7 You shall not kill You shall not steal
  14. 14. 5. You shall not kill 7. You shall not steal  One of the causes of stealing and killing is insecurity.  Be contented
  15. 15. Commandment 6 You shall not commit adultery
  16. 16. 6. You shall not commit adultery  Adultery - A relationship between a married person and a person who is not his or her spouse.  “But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart” {Matthew5:28}
  17. 17. Commandment 8 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor
  18. 18. 8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor  This means that “One should not lie at any time, about anything, unless it is to preserve your life or property.” Valuing This commandment means one must not a. Spread false rumors b. Lie (can be about money, body, oneself and etc.)
  19. 19. Commandment 9 & 10 You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods
  20. 20. You shall not covet your neighbor’s (9)wife, (10) goods  To covet means to want to steal from another. It does not just mean to envy. This fascinating Commandment means you should not seek or desire to take away or steal that which belongs to others.

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