The First Four Commandments
Adventure 7: God's Law
What are the first four of the Ten Commandments in order as they are given in Exodus 20:3-8?
This Truth Makes
Whenever we break God’s Law, we attack some aspect of Who He is. When we are mean to a neighbor, we attack God’s attributes of love and mercy. When we trust in something besides God to bring us lasting joy, we attack His unique position as the one true Creator. When we lie, we attack God’s absolute truthfulness. The awfulness of breaking God’s Law is that, whenever we break it, we launch a personal attack against Him.
Breaking God’s Law is a big deal because it is sin. Sin is violating (breaking, going against) God’s Law. And violating God’s Law is violating God’s character. Violating God’s character is going against God Himself. Romans 6:16 – Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?