Keeping The Ten Commandments

Television newscaster Ted Koppel spoke at the commencement ceremony for Duke University years ago. Koppel referred to the Ten Commandments in his speech. He said, “Moses didn’t come down from the mountain with ten suggestions but ten commandments.”
Ted Koppel was spot on and the Ten Commandments are still relevant today.
Other than the Bible, the Ten Commandments are probably the oldest known guide for living. God gave Moses the Ten Commandments to give the people of Israel a guide for living.
The Ten Commandments can be summed up in four words; Love God, Love others..
The first four commandments deal with our relationship with God;
You are to have no other Gods before Me
Observe the Sabbath Day and keep it holy.
Do not take the name of the Lord your God in van.
You re to have no idols.
All four of those commandments deal with our relationship with God and they can be summed up in two words; Love God.
The final six commandments deal with our relationship with our fellow man.
Honor your Father and Mother.
You shall not commit murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
Thou shall not bear false witness.
Thou shall not covet.
So.. Love God… Love Others. Four words but if we obey them.. we take care of all Ten Commandments.
Ronald Reagan referred to the The Commandments when he said, “I have often wondered what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.”
The Ten Commandments are right and represent the guide for living. Lots of people are familiar with the Ten Commandments. Some may be able to quote them from memory. But we need to do more than just know what they are. We need to practice them. If we practice the Ten Commandments, we make this world a better place and we are great examples for Christ.

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