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Week 32 Obedience Upright
May 20, 2013
“If you love me, keep my commandments”
- John 14:15
Throughout the whole chapters of the bible, the Lord have given us commands by which to live by In our daily walk with him. The old as well as the new testament composes these stuffs and they have been there since the old ages. They were given to the Israelites but its implication applies thoroughly upon each individual. Everyone ought to live accordingly with it as they make one’s path upright. These commands were for us to keep as they make us be the person the Lord has set us to be. As Jesus said it in John 15:10, “If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.”
When the Israelites were out of Egypt, they eventually came upon the foot of Mount Sinai. They settled their tents in the place along with their animals and many others. They were near the mountain but they were not allowed to come In it. It was a holy place and as the Lord’s servant Moses went to meet the Lord there, he spent forty days and forty nights there. Then, the Lord gave him the ten commandments. (Exodus 20:1-17)
And God spoke all these words:
”I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
The Ten Commandments
- You shall have no other gods before me.
- You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
- You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
- Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
- Honour your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. (this is the first commandment that ends with a promise.)
- You shall not murder.
- You shall not commit adultery.
- You shall not steal.
- You shall not give false testimony against your neighbour.
- You shall not covet your neighbour’s house.
These are the ten commandments that the Lord gave to Moses.
By putting these commandments in their lives, the Israelites were abiding in God’s love. They were secured in the Lord’s presence and the Lord has always want them to be in complete obedience to him that he could blessed them fully in their lives.
Referring to the Lord’s commandments, a teacher of the law once came to Jesus and asked of him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important” (Mark 12:28)
“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
The sum of it all tells us that we ought to love the Lord with everything that Is in us. He gave us his commandments that we could meditate in them and keep us upright In his eyes. May the Lord bless you abundantly.