10 Commandments essay

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 829
  • Published : April 25, 2013
Open Document
Text Preview
The deliverance of the 10 commandments at Mount Sinai from God is said to be the most historic action of law given to his people. God delivered before his people 10 commandments that needed to be followed in order to serve him and to live the life he had planned out for us. God continued to give direction to his people through Moses, including the civil and ceremonial laws for managing their lives and their worship. The commandments were laws made in order to help his people stay on the right track and keep their focus on God. The 10 commandments tell us to have no other God before our God, have no other idols before him, not to misuse his name, rest on the Sabbath day, honor our mother and our father, not to murder, not to commit adultery, not to steal, not to give false testimony against a neighbor and not to covet. Following these things will help us live a closer life to God. You see, God didn’t intend for his people to always hurt. We live a life of obedience to him and he blesses us for that. The path may not always be clear, nor easy, but it is one worth following to make that eternal life worth one living. We often find ourselves fleeing from the one who knows us best; the one who wants the best for us. We should live a life more like Moses. He struggled, he learned, he led his people to follow God, he proved that there was a God and that God would help you through anything as long as we follow him. We should all strive to be more like Moses. God had this beautifully planned for the deliverance of both Moses, and eventually for the people of Israel. He skillfully guided the parents of Moses and the heart of Pharaoh’s daughter to further his plan and purpose. God kept his promises. He delivered his people to a land of fruitfulness and beauty. What are we doing to keep ourselves in his word? Are we working hard enough that at the end of the day we can say we are living a life for him or are we struggling like Pharaoh and the Egyptians acting like we have...
tracking img