While Commandments I-IV concern how we should love God, Commandments V-X concern how we should love others. The Ten Commandments address our thoughts, words, and deeds — perhaps in chiastic fashion — that we may be a kingdom of priests through whom God will bless all nations…
Brothers and sisters, may we always be careful when using the LORD’s name. Let us not only avoid using God’s name in swears (in both senses of the word), but let us also use caution when aiming to attach divine authority to our words.
In this lesson, I aim to cover Commandments II-IV. The Israelites were told not to think of nor to treat the living God as a pagan god, to not say the LORD’s (YHWH) name in vain, and to remember the Sabbath Day — imitating God’s first “work week.”
In this lesson, I aim to cover some of the context and background information concerning the Ten Commandments, as well as the key, first commandment.