The Ten Commandments

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10commandments-600Jesus Christ summarized all of God’s laws in two great commandments (Matthew 22:37-40).

I plan to take a closer look at each of the 10 Commandments over the next few posts, considering their application to believers in the church today. My goal is not to cover every issue in one post, but deal with specific issues as I work through the commandments. This first post will deal with the overall purpose of them.

The Purpose

First, let’s consider one of the reasons why God gave the people of Israel the Ten Commandments in the first place.

Exodus 20:2

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

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Christians and the 10 Commandments

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Eric Liddell“And when I run, I feel His pleasure.” The life of Eric Liddell is among my favorite stories from church history (albeit recent). We can almost hear the tune to the award winning “Chariots of Fire” movie that highlighted the Olympic year of 1924, when Liddell did something that was absolutely unheard of in athletic history. He was quickly dubbed, “The Greatest Athlete in the World,” after he annihilated the previous 400m world record, coming across the finish line in 47.6 seconds.  He was the first in history to run the race at a full sprint. In his own words, “I run the first 200m as hard hard as I can.… Continue reading

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