Updated: Nov 14
"You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
A few months ago, we watched a short series on Youtube from Passion for Truth Ministries - where Jim Staley discussed the true meaning behind the 10 commandments. It enriched my understanding so much that I decided to share it with you as well!
Join me for the next 10 weeks for a mini series called Ten Commandment Thursdays - as we take a look at each one of the commandments seperately.
Abba's Word NEVER contradicts itself! From Genesis to Revelations, it's confirmation upon confirmation.
Sadly all to often, we as Christians get trapped into a belief system of all grace and no responsibility. I know, because I once was there: believing that Yeshua did it all and I don't have to do a thing. But then I started reading my Bible! & Abba started revealing His Truth!
All too often we see how Christians are of the opinion that the Old Testament no longer matters or carry less value than the New Testament. Once again: I know, because I once was there. This post is by no means to judge anyone - but merely to shed Abba's Light!
In Matthew 5:17-19 (PS New Testament) we read Yeshua's own words: “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
Thus if the New Testament says that the Old Testament still matters - I mean Yeshua said so Himself.... Then surely we must believe that it does.If not, we are calling Yeshua a liar! A few years ago, I saw this picture online - it shows the cross-references in the Bible. And every year that this memory pops onto my Facebook memories - I reshare it and continue to be amazed by Abba's attention to detail.
Once we have seen this picture (or simply get our noses back into our Bibles) - we'd know without a doubt - how important every single little verse in the Bible is to us, still to this day!
The more time we spend in His Word and in His presence, the more we will realise that. With Abba there is always more! More to learn, more to reveal, more that He wants to teach us and deeper ways in which we can play our part to build His Kingdom!
The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew and was lateron translated to all the translations we know today. Although we can be thankfull that it was translated for us to read, we also have to understand that a lot of the original meaning of the Bible have been lost in many translations - due to the lack of understanding of the Hebrew context in which the Bible was written. Thus, in this mini series, we'll take a peek into some of the Hebrew words and their meanings to help us get a clearer picture of everything.
If we don't understand the true meaning of the 10 Commandments we might be living lives unintentionally which offends God. Whether we are aware of it or not - the fact still is that we are offending God!
Now I don't know about you - but if given the choice - I definitely do not want to offend the King of Kings!
Introduction (The blog you are reading now)
4th Commandment - scheduled for 15 November 2023
5th Commandment - scheduled for 22 November 2023
6th Commandment - scheduled for 29 November 2023
7th Commandment - scheduled for 6 December 2023
8th Commandment - scheduled for 13 December 2023
9th Commandment - scheduled for 20 December 2023
10th Commandment - scheduled for 27 December 2023