The Ten Commandments Exodus 20:1-21
Today we are talking about a very well known passage of scripture. God gives his people the ten Commandments. We are going to look a little bit at what they are, but what I want to focus my time on is not what they are, but how we view them.
So, what is the purpose of the ten commandments? Why do Christians want them in front of our government buildings?
I have talked about this before, but there are three primary uses of the Law: To show us our sin and need for a savior, to teach us how to please God, and to restrain evil.
CONVICTION: So, our first reaction to the ten commandments should be conviction. When we see the statutes of God, and His righteous laws in front of us, what should be clearest to us is how often we violate these commandments.
This conviction should lead us to long for, and trust in a savior, who did not take away the regulations of the law: Matthew 5:21-48
CONNECTION: Romans 3:21-31
COMPASSION: Mathew 22:34-40 Now, the question, becomes, who is your neighbor? Then Jesus instructs further that your neighbor is anyone to whom you have an opportunity to show compassion.