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Reading the ten commandments and obeying Gods law is not that simple but it is the way to HIS HEAVENLY KINGDOM...and this is possible only through JESUS CHRIST our SAVIOR. I am no perfect being but I love to learn more. I was baptised as a methodist and after my parents divorced I was brought up as a catholic, when I got married I became a pentecostal and Ive been to so many other denominations...I admire how many people know so much about the bible and Ive got the passion to read more and know more.
Reading the bible it tells us so many times about obeying Gods law...to gain strength and not to be afraid. It may sound simple but its not. I wonder how can we achieve...what bothers me much is the Sabbath and I know there r many of us who know the truth about the sabbath but because of our origins we respect our culture more then we respect this one simple command.
Being a christian and knowing that sunday is to worship Jesus because it was the day of His resurrection thats fine...isnt it just sensible to also keep the sabbath holy since this was one of Gods commands ?
Following nine of His commands and leaving out sabbath-would that entitle you to eternal life ?
THIS TOPIC IS NOT TO BE ARGUED ABOUT BUT ONLY TO SHARE WHAT YOU BELIEVE.
@Jerex and Joe Bose what happen to my question??? Ena saumi se sega ???
Like J.T Law mention.
so basically, different LAWs for different set of people, Yes???
Ena qai kilai ga mai na DINA...
Purpose of the Law
But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully [1 Tim. 1:8].
In this section where Paul is warning believers against unsound doctrine, he has mentioned the mystery religions and the idolatry that abounded in Ephesus where young Timothy was. He has also warned against the false teaching that sought to make the Old Testament merely a mythology. Now Paul warns against legalists, those who taught that the law is a means of salvation and a means of sanctification after salvation.
The Law served a purpose, but God did not give it as a means of salvation. The Law condemns us; it reveals to man that he is a sinner in need of a Savior. Under the Law the best man in the world is absolutely condemned, but under the gospel the worst man can be justified if he will believe in Christ.
The sinner cannot be saved by good works for he is unable to perform any good works. Paul wrote in Romans, “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God” (Rom. 8:8). This idea that in and of yourself you can please God absolutely contradicts the Word of God. It is impossible to please Him—you cannot meet His standard.
Good works cannot produce salvation, but salvation can produce good works. We are not saved by good works, but we are saved unto good works. Paul makes this very clear in Ephesians 2:8–10 where we read: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
“We know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully.” The Law reveals the will of God—it is morally excellent. It is good for moral conduct but not for obtaining salvation. It cannot save a sinner, but it can correct him or reveal that he is a sinner. That is its purpose.
Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine [1 Tim. 1:9–10].
The Law was not given to the righteous man, the one who has been made righteous because of his faith in Christ. That man has been called to a much higher plane before God. The Law was given for the lawless. “Thou shalt not kill” is not given to the child of God who has no thought of murdering anyone, who does not want to hurt but wants to help. That commandment was given to the man who is a murderer at heart. It is given to control the natural man. The Law is “for whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons.” Those who have come to Christ were not saved by the Law, but by the grace of God. They have been brought into the family of God and have been brought to a plane of living higher even than that given in the Law.
Let me give two illustrations of this that I trust will be helpful. Imagine a judge on a bench who has a lawbreaker brought before him. He is guilty, and he should pay a heavy fine and go to prison. However, the judge says, “I have a son who loves this prisoner although he has broken the law and I must condemn him. My son is a wealthy man and has agreed to pay his fine. He’s also agreed to go to prison on behalf of this man. Therefore, his penalty has been fully paid. I am going to take this criminal into my home, and I am going to treat him as a son of mine.” When the judge takes the criminal into his home, he no longer says things like, “Thou shalt not kill” or “Thou shalt not steal” (Exod. 20:13, 15). The man is now his son. The judge will talk to him about loving the other members of his family, how he is to conduct himself at the table, treat his wife with respect, and take part in the family chores. You see, this man is treated on an altogether different basis from what he was before. That is what God has done for the believing sinner. We are above and beyond the law. The law is for that fellow out yonder who is a lawbreaker. It is given to control the old nature, the flesh.
The other illustration is one that Dr. Harry Ironside told me years ago. After teaching at an Indian conference in Flagstaff, Arizona, Dr. Ironside took one of the Christian Indians with him to Oakland, California. Among other things, this Indian was asked to speak at a young people’s group that was mixed up on the ideas of law and grace. They were confused about the place of the law in the Christian life. The Indian told the group, “I came here from Flagstaff on the train, and we stopped over for several hours in Barstow. There in the station’s waiting room I noticed signs on the walls which said, ‘Do Not Spit on the Floor.’ That was the rule there. I looked down on the floor, and observed that nobody had paid any attention to the law. But when we got here to Oakland I was invited to stay in a lovely, Christian home. As I sat in the living room I looked around and noticed pretty pictures on the walls, but no signs which said ‘Do Not Spit on the Floor.’ I got down on my hands and knees and felt the rug and, you know, nobody had spit on the floor. In Barstow it was law, but in the home in which I’m staying it is grace.”
Under law man never kept it, he couldn’t measure up to it, and he broke it continually. Under grace a man is brought into the family of God, and he is not going to murder or lie. If he does, he is surely out of fellowship with God.
“Any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine.” Paul adds this in case he had left out something. It covers any and all sin he may have omitted in his list.
McGee, J. V. (1997, c1981). Thru the Bible commentary. Based on the Thru the Bible radio program. (electronic ed.) (5:432-434). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
Bula vinaka Joe Bose,
I'm surprised that you failed to mention Hebrews chapter 4. Can you or anyone please enlighten us on this chapter by Paul?
Bula vinaka Sidney...........,
Your Hebrew Chapter 4 queries to the legitimacy of the seventh day rest and those who may enter that which Paul says ''.....still stands today''(in line one) is there in your very own eyes in the very same chapter.......BUT instead of the old that was mentioned to Moses and Joshua he substitutes it with what he termed as ''TODAY!''
Read chapter 4 together with chapter 3 slowly and try to understand the lines of the new TODAY as Paul is introducing. This ''TODAY'' makes that same rest day that had been impossible for all to enter before He came now POSSIBLE through having another chance with Faith at His(TODAY) Gospel.
Remember He(Today) came with His own Gospel not the old.
Read slowly and carefully @ Sidney and you will understand.
and "TODAY" he says if you want to hear his voice, do not harden your hearts........that is the day you receive the GOD Holy Spirit. You enter into his REST as The Bible says in Isaiah 28:11-12
11 For by people of strange lips
and with a foreign tongue
the Lord will speak to this people,
12 to whom he has said,
“This is rest;
give rest to the weary;
and this is repose”;
yet they would not hear.
Now is the Time to Listen to God
7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you will hear His voice, 8 Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, In the day of trial in the wilderness, 9 Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me, And saw My works forty years. 10 Therefore I was angry with that generation, And said, ‘They always go astray in their heart, And they have not known My ways.’ 11 So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.’ ” 12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, 15 while it is said: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” 16 For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? 17 Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. (NKJV)
3:7 At this point the writer inter jects the second warning of the Epistle—a warning against hardening the heart. It had happened to Israel in the wilderness and it could happen again. So the Holy Spirit is still speaking through Psalm 95:7–11, as He did when He first inspired it, “Today, if you will hear His voice.”
3:8 Whenever God speaks, we should be swift to hear. To doubt His word is to call Him a liar and to incur His wrath.
Yet that was Israel’s history in the wilderness. It was a dreary record of complaint, lust, idolatry, unbelief, and rebellion. At Rephidim, for instance, they complained because of lack of water and doubted God’s presence in their midst (Ex. 17:1–7). At the wilderness of Paran when the unbelieving spies returned with an evil report of discouragement and doubt (Num. 13:25–29), the people decided that they should go back to Egypt, the land of their slavery (Num. 14:4).
3:9 God was so highly incensed that He decreed that the people should wander in the wilderness for forty years (Num. 14:33–34). Of all those soldiers who came out of Egypt who were twenty years old or older, only two would ever enter the land of Canaan—Caleb and Joshua (Num. 14:28–30).
It is significant that just as Israel spent forty years in the wilderness, so the Spirit of God dealt with the nation of Israel for approximately forty years after the death of Christ. The nation hardened its heart against the message of Christ. In a.d. 70, Jerusalem was destroyed and the people were scattered among the Gentile nations.
3:10 God’s keen displeasure with Israel in the wilderness brought forth this stern denunciation. He accused them of a perpetual proneness to wander away from Him, and of a willful ignorance of His ways.
3:11 In His wrath, He swore that they would not enter His rest, that is, the land of Canaan.
3:12 Verses 12–15 give the application which the Holy Spirit draws for us from Israel’s experience. As elsewhere in Hebrews, the readers are addressed as brethren. This does not mean that they were all true Christians. So all who profess to be believers should be constantly on guard against a pernicious heart of unbelief that might cause them to fall away from the living God. It is a constant menace.
3:13 One antidote is mutual exhortation. Especially in days of difficulty and distress, God’s people should be daily urging others not to forsake Christ for religions that cannot deal with sin effectively.
Notice that this exhortation is not limited to a ministerial class but is the duty of all brethren. It should continue as long as it is called “Today,” that is, as long as God’s offer of salvation by grace through faith continues. “Today” is the accepted time; it is the day of salvation.
To fall away is to be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. Sin often looks beautiful in anticipation. Here it offers escape from the reproach of Christ, lower standards of holiness, rituals that appeal to the aesthetic senses, and the promise of earthly gain. But it is hideous in retrospect. It leaves a man with no forgiveness of sins, no hope beyond the grave, and no possibility of repentance.
3:14 Again we are reminded that we have become companions of Christ if we hold fast our first confidence steadfast to the end. Verses like this are often misused to teach that a person can be saved and then lost again. However, such an interpretation is impossible because the overwhelming testimony of the Bible is that salvation is freely bestowed by God’s grace, purchased by Christ’s blood, received by man’s faith, and evidenced by his good works. True faith always has the quality of permanence. We don’t hold fast in order to retain our salvation, but as proof that we have been genuinely saved. Faith is the root of salvation; endurance is the fruit. Who are Christ’s companions? The answer is, “Those who by their steadfastness in the faith prove that they really belong to Him.”
3:15 Now the writer concludes the personal application of Israel’s sad experience by repeating the words of Psalm 95:7, 8: “Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” This poignant appeal, once directed to Israel, is now directed to any who might be tempted to forsake the good news and return to the law.
3:16 The chapter closes with a historical interpretation of Israel’s apostasy. In a series of three questions and answers, the writer traces Israel’s rebellion, provocation, and retribution. Then he states the conclusion.
Rebellion. The rebels are identified as all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses. Caleb and Joshua were the lone exceptions.
3:17 Provocation. It was these same rebels who provoked Jehovah for forty years. There were about 600,000 of them, and by the time the forty years were ended, the desert was dotted with 600,000 graves.
3:18 Retribution. These were the same ones who were excluded from the land of Canaan because of their disobedience.
The simple recital of these questions and answers should have a profound influence on any who might be tempted to leave the despised minority of true Christians for the vast majority of people who have an outward form of religion but deny the power of godliness. Is the majority always right? In this chapter of Israel’s history, only two were right and over half a million were wrong!
A. T. Pierson emphasizes the seriousness of Israel’s sin as follows:
Their unbelief was a fourfold provocation:
1. It was an assault on God’s truth, and made Him a liar.
2. It was an assault upon His power, for it counted Him as weak and unable to bring them in.
3. It was an attack upon His immutability; for, although they did not say so, their course implied that He was a changeable God, and could not do the wonders He had once wrought.
4. It was also an attack upon His fatherly faithfulness, as though He would encourage an expectation He had no intention of fulfilling. 2
Caleb and Joshua, on the contrary, honored God by accounting His word absolutely true, His power infinite, His disposition unchangingly gracious, and His faithfulness such that He would never awaken any hope which He would not bring to fruition.
3:19 Conclusion. It was unbelief that kept the rebellious children out of the promised land, and it is unbelief that keeps man out of God’s inheritance in every dispensation. The moral is clear: beware of an evil heart of unbelief.
The following verses form one of the most difficult passages in the entire Letter. There is little agreement among the commentators as to the exact flow of the argument, although the over-all teaching of the section is fairly clear.
The theme of 4:1–13 is God’s rest and the need of diligence in reaching it. It will be helpful for us at the outset if we notice that several kinds of rest are mentioned in the Bible:
1. God rested after the sixth day of creation (Gen. 2:2). This rest did not indicate weariness as a result of toil, but rather satisfaction with the work He had completed. It was the rest of complacency (Gen. 1:31). God’s rest was interrupted by the entrance of sin into the world. Since that time He has been working ceaselessly. As Jesus said, “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working” (John 5:17).
2. Canaan was intended to be a land of rest for the children of Israel. Most of them never entered the land, and those who did, failed to find the rest that God intended for them. Canaan is used here as a type or picture of God’s final, eternal rest. Many of those who failed to reach Canaan (Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, for example) picture present-day apostates who fail to reach God’s rest because of their unbelief.
3. Believers today enjoy rest of conscience, knowing that the penalty for their sins has been paid through the finished work of the Lord Jesus. This is the rest which the Savior promised, “Come to Me ... and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28).
4. The believer also enjoys a rest in serving the Lord. Whereas the preceding is a rest of salvation, this is a rest of service. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me ... and you will find rest for your souls” (Matt. 11:29).
5. Finally there is the eternal rest which awaits the believer in the Father’s house in heaven. This future rest, also called a Sabbath rest (Heb. 4:9), is the final rest of which the others are either types or foretastes. This rest is the principal subject (Heb. 4:1–13). 
MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Heb 3:7). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
Ni sa bula vinaka Sidney ... NO I didnt forget simply because in Hebrews its talking to those who totally and completely are dependent on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation.
Hebrews 4:1-16 1 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. 2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. 3 For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said: “So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest,’ ” although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; 5 and again in this place: “They shall not enter My rest.” 6 Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, 7 again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts.” 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. 9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. 11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. 14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (NKJV)
4:1 If the ancient Israelites failed to enter the rest, all must beware lest they, too, fail to enter the blessing. The exhortation “let us fear” emphatically warns the readers not to be complacent. A generation of Israelites to whom the rest was promised missed it. The readers should take heed lest they make the same mistake and forfeit an eternal reward.
4:10 The author defined entering God’s rest for the believer as “ceasing from his works,” just as God ceased from His. In one sense, to receive salvation means to stop relying on one’s works and rest securely on what Christ has done (see Eph. 2:8, 9). Also, in another sense, the works of the believer done in the Lord embody the completeness and fulfillment that come only from entering God’s rest.
4:12 Living and powerful express the dynamic quality of God’s revelation. Like a “two-edged sword,” God’s Word penetrates and exposes sinful behavior and impure motives.
4:13–16 Nothing is hidden from God, for everything is “naked” (lit. “uncovered” or “laid bare”) before Him (v. 13). Yet believers are encouraged to approach God boldly because of their confidence in their High Priest—Jesus. As High Priest, Jesus can sympathize with the weaknesses of His people. He knows by experience all their trials and temptations. Yet, He never failed or sinned.
Thomas Nelson, I. (1997, c1995). Woman's study Bible . (Heb 4:1). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
Thanks Joe Bose and Onetime!
1 Now I say that as long as the heir is a child, he differs in no way from a slave, though he is the owner of everything. 2 Instead, he is under guardians and stewards until the time set by his father. 3 In the same way we also, when we were children, were in slavery under the elemental forces of the world. 4 But when the completion of the time came, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba, Father!" 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.
8 But in the past, when you didn't know God, you were enslaved to things that by nature are not gods. 9 But now, since you know God, or rather have become known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and bankrupt elemental forces? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again?
I BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS QUITE CLEAR I HERE. PAUL IS SAYING IN HERE THAT AS LONG AS THE HEIR IS A CHILD(NEPIOS IN GREEK, LITERALLY MEANS INFANT OR IMMATURE CHRISTIAN IN THIS CONTEXT), HE IS NO DIFFERENT FROM A SLAVE. THE SLAVE CANNOT OPERATE THE AFFAIRS OF THE MASTER, SO DOES THE CHILD. THE SLAVE CANNOT RUN THE FATHERS FINANCE AND SO DOES THE CHILD...EVEN THOUGH HE IS THE HEIR. AND PAUL IS SAYING IN VERSE 3, IN THE SAME WAY WE (JEWS), WERE IN SLAVERY UNDER THE ELEMENTAL FORCES(LAW) OF THE WORLD. BECAUSE OF JESUS, THEY BECAME SONS (HUIOS IN GREEK, LITERALLY MEANS HAVING THE SAME NATURE AS THE FATHER). IN VERSE 6 PAUL SAYS AND BECAUSE YOU(GENTILES,GALATIANS) ARE SONS AND BECAUSE OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD, YOU ARE NO LONGER SLAVES BUT A SON THEREFORE YOU ALSO BECOME HEIR. AND PAUL IS TELLING THE GALATIANS THAT NOW WHEN WE ARE SONS WHY DO WE WANT TO GO TO THE LAW AND BECOME SLAVES.
SA DONU SARA TU GA NAI VOLA TABU, WHEN THE JEWS ARE UNDER THE LAW, THEY ARE STILL A CHILD, AN INFANT AND AN IMMATURE CHRISTIAN.
AND THAT IS EVIDENT WITH SOME REPLIES AND COMMENTS THAT IS GOING ON IN HERE. AM SORRY TO SAY, BUT THAT IS A FACT. SOME PEOPLE THE WAY THEY SEE THE GRACE OF GOD AS SOMETHING CHEAP....PLEASE THE GRACE OF GOD CAME AT A PRICE, IT COST THE BLOOD OF GOD.
BUT THE CHOICE IS OURS, WHETHER WE RECEIVE CHRIST AND BECOME SONS BY BELIEVING CHRIST AS OUR EVERYTHING OR BELIEVE IN CHRIST AND GO BACK TO THE LAW AND BECOME AN INFANT.
I THANK GOD THAT THE LAW IS A COMPOSITE WHOLE. IF YOU OFFEND 1 YOU ARE GUILTY OF ALL. FOR THE LAW TO BEND SLIGHTLY, IT DOES NOT BECOME THE LAW. SO IF BY ANY MEANS YOU HATE YOUR NEIGHBOUR OR ANYONE, GOD SEES YOU AS NOT LOVING GOD.
IF YOU TELL A LIE GOD ALSO SEES YOU AS AN ADULTERER.
AS FOR ME AND MY FAMILY, SA RAUTI KEITOU SARA TU GA QO. KEITOU SA KILA NA KENA VINAKA. NONA BLESSINGS E EXPONENTIAL TU GA KI NA NEITOU BULA, AU VAKADINADINA TAKA NI SEGA NI VUKU NI CAKACAKA VINAKA KEITOU CAKAVA IA ENA VUKU GA NI NEITOU VABAUTA TIKO NA NONA UNDESERVED, UNMERITED FAVOUR NA KALOU VINAKA QO.
E VEIVASINAITI TALEGA NA KALOU ENA NONA YALO TABU. OKOYA SA QAI VEITUBERI TIKO KI NA KA KECE E DINA. IA NA LOLOMA KEI NA DINA SA LAKO MAI KEI JISU KARISITO.
I THANK GOD THAT THE LAW WAS GIVEN TO MOSES BUT GRACE AND TRUTH CAME WITH JESUS CHRIST.
I THANK GOD THAT THE TRUTH WHICH SETS US FREE IS ON THE SIDE OF GRACE AND NOT ON THE SIDE OF THE LAW BECAUSE THE LAW IS JUST THE SHADOW OF THE GOOD THINGS TO COME.
AMEN...GOD BLESS AND BLESSED READING....
The Ten Commandments
1 And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. 12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 13 Thou shalt not kill. 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 15 Thou shalt not steal. 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. (KJV)
The Law does not save sinners (Gal. 2:21; 3:21); it reveals God’s holiness and man’s need for salvation (Rom. 3:20). It is a mirror that shows us how dirty we are (James 1:22–2), but it does not provide the cleansing we need. Only Christ can do that.
Under the old covenant, God’s law was written on tables of stone (Exod. 24:12), but under the new covenant, God writes His word on our hearts (2 Cor. 3:1–3). As you meditate on the Word, the Spirit makes it a part of your inner being, and you become more like the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 3:18). The Holy Spirit enables us to fulfill the righteous demands of God’s law (Rom. 8:1–4).
The first four commandments deal with our relationship with God, while the last six deal with our relationship with others. If we love God and obey Him, we will also love others and serve them. (See Matt. 22:34–40.)
Some people obey God because of fear (vv. 18–21). Others obey only because they want His blessing. The highest motive for obedience is our love for the Lord. But what if we disobey the Lord? God made provision for Israel in the prescribed sacrifices (vv. 22–26). He has made provision for believers today through the work of Christ (1 John 1:9–2:2). Believers are not under law but under grace. This is not an excuse for sin but an encouragement for loving obedience to His will. Ponder Romans 6.
Wiersbe, W. W. (1997, c1991). With the word Bible commentary (Ex 20:1). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
@ Joe Bose,
we all know that the 10Commandmnets does not save sinners.
you can stop posting about it...
the question you need to ask and answer are;
-is the 10commandments still valids in everyday's life?
- is there a passage in the Bible that hinters the abolishement of God's Law?
- Is there a passage in the BIble that confirms the transfer of God's Holy day to any other day of the week?
-Who has the power to declare something Holy?
J T Law
If you truly understand the 10 Commandments you wouldn't be asking the questions that you're asking. The reason it keeps on being posted and reposted is because you dont really understand it or seemed like it by the questions you continue to ask. You continue to ignore that GRACE is a higher standard than the LAW. Further more you and the "likes of you" seem to be advocating that you guys can seriously improve on the "accomplished work" of the Lord Jesus Christ.
No one can "add on" to the "finished work" of the Lord Jesus Christ that was accomplished at Calvary? Any work on our part for salvation or to "add on" to salvation is a blatant unbelief towards the finished work of Jesus Christ and therefore would be unacceptable to God because it is filthy rags in His sight. The children of Israel already proved that, they couldn't enter into the "promised land" because of unbelief.
What made you guys think that you can?
Why is it so hard for you guys to totally and completely place your trust on Jesus Christ and His word (The Holy Bible) rather than on some "church doctrines" that teaches you to depend on human effort.
You stand and fall on what you belive not on what the church tells you.
Brothers, understand what we are telling you: You can have forgiveness of your sins through Jesus. The law of Moses could not free you from your sins. But through Jesus everyone who believes is free from all sins. (Acts 13:39) NCV