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Minnesota Musing: Moses and The 10 Commandments- Jesus Added the 11th Comandment

Updated on January 13, 2017

The 10 Commandments

There are 10 Commandments as recorded in Exodus 20: 7 - 17. They are written in old English, so the words are sometimes hard to comprehend. That fact does not make them any less important, but these 10 Commandments were the Law in the time of Moses.

Have you sat down and read the 10 Commandments? You would be shocked to see what they are all about. In Todays day and age, it is the norm to ignore the commandments and go on living your life as though nothing about them matters. Many people will pick and choose which commandments they feel are important, and ignore others

The point of the 10 Commandments is that they were a set of laws given by God to try to manage the people of that time. Apparently, the people were a little out of control.

The Old Testament

The 10 Commandments were issued early on and were largely ignored. It wasn't the first experience that the Lord had with disobedience. The first two people created had their own issues with following commands.

The rest of the people who followed, were no better. If you read the Bible, you find that in Moses time, there were orders to kill the first born, but those who put the Blood of the Lamb on their doors, were spared.

There were times that people were working on a building project together and were building a pyramid to reach 'heaven'. God confused all their languages and at that point, the people could not understand each other. The words coming from their lips to each other was meaningless babbling, which accounts for the phrase 'Tower of Babble' for this is where that came about.

There were people who were advised to look at a 'snake on a stick' to be healed from whatever diseases they carried, or what ever afflictions they were stricken with. This snake on the stick was created by God, himself. He was trying to make a point.

Point missed.

At some point, there was advisement that there was a baby to be born that would bring great joy to everyone. An angel had appeared with the news. This baby was welcomed by wise men with gifts. The baby grew up to be a man and was known to live in Israel. At some point, the people decided that he was a threat. Condemned him to death.

You know the rest of the story.

The 11th Commandment

The New Testament was written to account for what was done and said in Jesus's time. They are the witnessed account of the events that happened before, during and after the death and resurrection of Jesus.

They are factual. Jesus said that the old laws, or the 10 Commandments were still in force, but the newest commandment was: Love one another as I have loved you. John 13:34


John 15:12.

People Who Become Nothing

1 Corinthians 13

If you hear someone quoting scripture but they have no love for anyone, they are nothing.


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    • Gustavo Woltmann1 profile image

      Gustavo Woltmann1 

      22 months ago

      If everyone would actually follow the 11th commandment, imagine how beautiful the world would be.


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