Re: Verse reading–Exodus 20:1-17 (day three)

“And God spoke all these words.”  These Ten Commandments call us to a whole life; they cannot be separated from one another and mean the same thing that they mean together.  The man who will not observe the Sabbath will surely believe that the world will not function without him, and therefore will place himself as a god before the Lord.  The one who refuses to honor his parents will desecrate family ties and is therefore only a step away from destroying another family through adultery.  God spoke “all these words” not some of these words.  Separated, they just become an occasion for measuring our lives up against others, and when we do that, we covet everything our neighbor has.  God calls us to a life, not to a score.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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