My Daily Devotion
APPRECIATING THE PURPOSE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Exodus 20:1- 17 Deuteronomy 5:4–21
The Ten Commandments no longer apply to believers since we are now living under grace.” To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Also known as the Decalogue, were God’s original code given to His people through Moses on Mt. Sinai. This set of laws was a statement of the terms of the covenant that God made with His chosen people and contained the essential principles of the moral law that God expected all His people to live by.
The Ten Commandments are found in two places in Scripture:
The Commandments are an expression of God’s Lordship.
As a preamble to the Ten Commandments, God gave the basis and authority by which He issued the commands. Exodus 20:1-2 “And God spoke all these words, saying: 2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.”
The Commandments are a demonstration of God’s Love In issuing the Ten Commandments, God expressed the nature of His relationship with His people.