The Ten Commandments were laws given by God as guidelines for daily living. Although God gave the commandments to His people through Moses at Mount Sinai many years ago, they are still relevant today.
The Ten Commandments are divided into two sections; the first four commandments govern our relationship to God, while commandments five through ten speak of our relationship to other people.
The meaning of the Ten Commandments may be stated briefly as follows.
1. Trust only God
2. Worship God only
3. Use God’s name in ways that honor Him.
4. Rest on the Sabbath day and think about God.
5. Respect and obey your parents.
6. Protect and respect human life.
7. Be true to your husband or wife.
8. Do not take what belongs to others.
9. Do not lie about others.
10. Be satisfied with what you have.
“Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least Commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5: 19
Patsy Lambert is from Whitmire. Her columns appear weekly in The Newberry Observer.