HOW DO WE APPLY THE

10 COMMANDMENTS

TO OUR LIVES TODAY?

When God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses, He set a standard that would influence the world for ages to come. Those ten statements of direction summed up all of what humanity would need to live godly and productive lives. Are Christians bound by these Commandments here in the 21st century? If so, how?

  • As a whole, they represent an architectural plan for godly life
  • They are a collection of life-building necessities
  • They are developed through fidelity and righteousness
  • The First Commandment is the absolute foundation for the rest

What we have is somewhat of a sandwich effect—surrounding all of our actions are the internal desires of our hearts and minds related to God in heaven and to our human family.

Thou shalt have no other gods before me Exodus 20:1–3

INTERNAL

The true God shall be recognized and have first place in the human heart.

other gods and idols

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Do I Have Other Gods and Idols in My Life?

Practical application of the first two Commandments to Christians today

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images Exodus 20:4–6

EXTERNAL

It is never proper to worship anything or anyone but God.

other gods and idols

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Do I Have Other Gods and Idols in My Life?

Practical application of the first two Commandments to Christians today

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain Exodus 20:7

EXTERNAL

Our actions, attitudes, or words can either diminish or elevate the name of God.

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What Does It Mean to Take God’s Name In Vain?

Finding the deeper, more damaging meaning of misusing God’s name

Remember the sabbath to keep it holy Exodus 20:8–11

EXTERNAL

We should take time to worship God regularly to help us focus our lives on truly important issues.

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Finding the deeper, more damaging meaning of misusing God’s name

Discovering what the Sabbath really means for Christians

Honor thy father and thy mother Exodus 20:12

EXTERNAL

We should honor our parents who are often our first connection to God.

honoring your mother and father

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What Does Honoring Your Mother and Father Look Like?

Defining what godly honoring of parents is and what it is not

Thou shalt not murder Exodus 20:13

EXTERNAL

Human life is sacred, created in the image of God. Hatred and desires to hurt someone indicate progressive sin.

murder

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Could God Convict ME of Murder?

Unfolding Jesus’ challenging expansion of “You shall not murder”

Thou shalt not commit adultery Exodus 20:14

EXTERNAL

God expects us to keep our commitments to our spouses. He is looking for a faithful spirit in His people.

adultery

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Is Adultery Really That Wrong?

Revealing and discussing the depths of damage caused by adultery

Thou shalt not steal Exodus 20:15

EXTERNAL

There is a sanctity to the possessions of others, including their reputations, relationships, etc.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor Exodus 20:16

EXTERNAL

Justice and truth are essential qualities. Never express anything that is not true, and then, only if good may result.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, wife, servants, . . . or anything else that is thy neighbors Exodus 20:17

INTERNAL

If we trust in God we will not want what others have. “Be content with such things as ye have…” Hebrews 13:5

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Thou Shalt Not Covet—Is It Wrong to Want?

Building a foundation for our desires to be godly and appropriate