GOD'S Unchanging Standards
And God spoke all these words: "I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery."
Hope for each Day.
The Ten Commandments serve as the constitution of God's moral universe. The first four commandments show that our main priority is to love God, the other six guide our love of other people.
First, we are to serve God alone. Whatever our heart clings to is our "god" and when we cling to anything or anyone other than God, we are guilty of idolatry. God alone must be first in our heart and our life. Next, we are to avoid anything that excludes or obscures the Divine nature of God. We are also to honor His name and enter His presence with reverence and respect. In addition, we are to set aside one day in seven for rest and the worship of God.
In the last six commandments, God tells us to honor and obey our parents, not to murder (literally or with our words); to be true to our marriage vows, not to steal from people or from God; not to lie or misrepresent anything; and not to covet what belongs to someone else.
What do these commandments reveal about your love for God and your love for others?