Summary: Messages about the 10 Commandments
Notes most of the information is original but there is some that I pulled out of different studies over the years.
10 Commandments Introduction
Exo 20:1-19 And God spoke all these words, saying: (2) "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. (3) "You shall have no other gods before Me. (4) "You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; (5) you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, (6) but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. (7) "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. (8) "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. (9) Six days you shall labor and do all your work, (10) but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. (11) For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. (12) "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you. (13) "You shall not murder. (14) "You shall not commit adultery. (15) "You shall not steal. (16) "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. (17) "You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's." (18) Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off. (19) Then they said to Moses, "You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die."
History of God’s Relationship with Israel
It is interesting to read the history as pertains to the early books of the Bible. In Genesis we see God begin His creation of man with Adam and Eve who began to multiply and a world of people was produced. Early on it seems that there was a split of people. Some followed the ways of God and some followed the ways of this world. Sin was not wanting because it was ramped. As time went on the world got worse so bad that God Himself repented of even creating man. Out of the millions of people in the world at this time only 8 people escaped the judgement of God upon the sin of the world.
Noah and his family began once again the role of repolulating the earth. Yet things were different. God began to deal with a man named Abram. I don’t know how far his heritage goes back. There would seem to be some hint in scripture that his father Terah was also a man whom God spoke to yet he became settled in Haran.
Yet through Abram God began to raise up a family of followers. From Abram – soon to be named Abraham to Isaac to Jacob (Israel) who led his family of 12 brothers and one sister into the land of Egypt.
By the time we get to Exodus 1 it has been 400 years of being in the land of Egypt and God was now about to deal with a whole nation. Things were changing in the kingdom.
Exodus one begins with this nation who was the son of Abraham also known as Hebrews also known as the nation of Israel. There was a fear upon the nation of Egypt that caused them to kill the babies of the Israelite slaves. This caused Israel to cry out to the Lord.
Moses – “drawing out” “rescued”
Exodus 2 shows us God raising up a man.
Moses Meets God – “the I AM”
Exo 3:1-15 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. (2) And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. (3) Then Moses said, "I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn." (4) So when the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, "Moses, Moses!" And he said, "Here I am."