The Ten Commandments

What The Ten Commandments Really Mean: 1st Commandment

We all know what happens to one who falls off a building or some other height. The law of gravity carries with it a severe penalty. It is one of the laws of nature. We do not doubt its existence, yet we cannot see gravity. We only see its results. The Law of God-the Ten […]

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What The Ten Commandments Really Mean: 2nd Commandment

People fashion idols and images out of metal, wood, stone, and plastic. They also fashion idols mentally, that is, they create false ideas about God. These ideas about God are man’s feeble attempt to describe God. The Bible tells us, “Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out. . .” (Job 37:23). At the present […]

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What The Ten Commandments Really Mean: 3rd Commandment

Names have a meaning in the Bible. They are not given without purpose. Adam was given that name because Adam meant “ruddy” or “red” from the color of the ground from which he was created. Eve was called “Isha” in the Hebrew because she was taken from the man-Ish. Abram’s name, which meant “exalted father,” […]

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What The Ten Commandments Really Mean: 4th Commandment

Jesus said the Sabbath was made for man (Mark 2:27). It was made as a benefit and a blessing for man’s good. The Sabbath was created at the same time man was created. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his […]

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What The Ten Commandments Really Mean: 5th Commandment

The fifth commandment links the first four commandments with the remaining five. Commandments one through four teach us how to love and respect God. Commandments five through ten show us how to love and respect our fellow man. Proper respect toward our fellow man begins in the home. The fifth commandment teaches us how to […]

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What The Ten Commandments Really Mean: 6th Commandment

Of all of God’s creation, man is unique. He was made in the image of God. Since God is the One who gave life, only He has the prerogative to take life. When human beings commit murder, they appropriate to themselves God’s authority. At the Creation God said, “. . . Let us make man […]

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What The Ten Commandments Really Mean: 7th Commandment

The institution of marriage was established at Creation. “And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave […]

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What The Ten Commandments Really Mean: 8th Commandment

Righteousness is defined in the Bible as obedience to the Law of God (Ps. 119:172). The eighth commandment deals with theft. The increase of property, goods, and wealth by illegal means is outside the boundaries of God’s Law. This kind of activity constitutes theft and is a sin. Politically speaking, the most widespread form of […]

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What The Ten Commandments Really Mean: 9th Commandment

Character is the ability to recognize right from wrong and to always choose the right in opposition to the wrong. Obedience to the ninth commandment is a requirement for building character. This is because a man is only as good as his word. One can have little confidence in a man whose word is no […]

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What The Ten Commandments Really Mean: 10th Commandment

The tenth commandment concerns itself with property. It is more detailed than most of the other commandments because it spells out what is right and wrong with respect to the property of others. The tenth commandment states, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor […]

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