The Ten Commandments are found twice in the Bible, at Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5. Yesterday we gave you the toddler’s version of the ten commandments along with the fuller, more explicative version from ESV.
Today we look at the NLT version of the Commandments, and the two most important Commandments. Here from Exodus (Abridged):
Then God gave the people all these instructions. I am the Lord your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place of your slavery:
- You must not have any other god but me.
- You must not make for yourself an idol.
- You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
- Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
- Honor your father and mother.
- You must not murder.
- You must not commit adultery.
- You must not steal.
- You must not testify falsely against your neighbor.
- You must not covet.
And then there is this:
One of their religion scholars spoke for them, posing a question they hoped would show him up: “Teacher, which command in God’s Law is the most important?” Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ These two commands are pegs; everything in God’s Law and the Prophets hangs from them.” Matthew 22:35-40 (MSG)
Are we clear on this?