How Do The Ten Commandments Affect My Life As A Child Of God?

 

By Pastor Jim Fryer, Independent Bible Baptist Church, Pittsburg, KS

While the Ten Commandments are first given to the Jewish law, in which they are to be obeyed specifically, they are also part of God’s law for mankind.  They are not part of “earning” a person’s salvation, but they are to be observed by God’s people (Christians) in accordance with Ephesians 4:17-22.

They are especially to be cross-referenced in their dealing with other Christians in attitudes and actions (meekness and temperance).

In the first eleven verses, we see man’s relationship with God (Exodus 20:1-11), which can be cross referenced to Ephesians 4:17-24, folling Christ in true holiness and righteousness.   The second part of the Ten Commandments deal with our relationship to others and can be cross-referenced to Ephesians 4:25-32 and how we are to be to other brothers and sisters in Christ.

The reference of verses in Ephesians 4:32 leaves us with the soul-stirring thought, “and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

So the question remains in our relationship with God, are we “putting off the old man” and “putting on the new”?  In our relationship with others, are we forgiving one another as God for Jesus’ sake forgave us??

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2 thoughts on “How Do The Ten Commandments Affect My Life As A Child Of God?

  1. Great post 😉 🙂 I remember our pastor did a series on this awhile back. He always referred to The Ten Commandments as ” The Big Ten” 🙂 🙂 Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 🙂

    • Thank you 🙂 This and the other shorter ones are what we have on the back of our bulletins weekly. 😉 Pastor always gives us something to chew on even there. It’s been on my heart to start sharing those and outlines from our regular studies, and glad I did! 🙂

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