Friday, February 22, 2019


  1. You shall have no other gods before me.
  2. You shall not make for yourself a graven image.
  3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not lie.
  10. You shall not covet.

Exodus 20:1-17 (shortened version)


They’ve stood the test of time. They are still relevant today. They create a greater good. The Ten Commandments. They establish clarity in relationships. They’ve been rightly used and abused. They create boundaries and are freedom giving. We’ve made movies about them and preached sermons about them and quote the movie more often than sermons. We love them and we hate them. They are easy and they are hard. They were given on a mountain and should be placed on the mountain of our life. They are the big ten. They are the Ten Commandments.


Heavenly Father, may we live into the Ten Commandments once again. May they be the center of our soul and the direction giver in all things. Engrave them in our hearts just as you engraved them in tablets of stone. May our hearts be soft and receptive and not a heart of stone. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.