Summary: The Laws of God are NOT outdated! They will never be outdated! They can never go out of style, never be considered old fashioned or powerless.
Obey and Be Blessed by Steve Keeler
After 400 years, the Israelites have finally left Egypt
and the life of slavery behind them and have now been
traveling for 3 months.
They have come to the foot of Mt. Sinai where they
have established their boundaries. They were afraid to
go any further up the mountain with Moses.
And so our story picks up in Exodus 20 verse 1.
Then God spoke all these words, saying, "I am the
LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of
Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no
other gods before Me.
You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness
of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or
in the water under the earth. You shall not worship
them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a
jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the
children, on the third and the fourth generations of
those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to
thousands, to those who love Me and keep My
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in
vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who
takes His name in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days
you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh
day is a Sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall
not do any work, you or your son or your daughter,
your male or your female servant or your cattle or your
sojourner who stays with you. For in six days the
LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all
that is in them, and rested on the seventh day;
therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and
made it holy.
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may
be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall
not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant or
his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything
that belongs to your neighbor."
You know, we have got some silly laws out there on
the books. Did you know
In Chicago, it is illegal to eat in any building that is
currently on fire.
It is illegal in SC to kill anyone while you are attempting
to commit suicide.
They will put you in jail in SD if you fall asleep in a
In Memphis, women are only allowed to drive cars if a
man is walking in front of the car waving a red flag.
It's really fun to laugh at those laws because they are
outdated and just plain dumb. But, sadly, today some
view the 10 commandments as outdated and many
churches teach it as well.
These teachers will say that God's Law was done away
with when Jesus died on the cross.
Well, I'm here to tell you that the Laws of God are NOT
outdated! They will never be outdated! They can never
go out of style, never be considered old fashioned or
Jesus proclaimed this loudly in His sermon on the
mount in Matthew 5:17-18 He said; "Do not think that I
came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not
come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until
heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or
stroke shall pass from the Law until all is
He fulfilled the law, He completed it by meeting the
standards of the law. He obeyed the law and didn't
break one of the commandments!
Jesus didn't come to abolish the law but to fulfill the
law He set the standard of the law by which we are
to live as Christ followers.
We need to have boundaries, lines we set up that we
absolutely will not cross! These are the boundaries that
God Himself has established for us. Limits we're not to
exceed! As long as we live within the boundaries that
God has established, life is good. But when we cross
those boundaries, life becomes harder, more difficult.
So are you living within the boundaries God has
established? I know that people don't like boundaries,
I've had people ask how I can chose to live by God's
laws, you can't do anything, it's so boring! They
couldn't be more wrong.
How can someone believe that living a life that your
creator designed you to live is going to cause you to
miss out? I guarantee, you're not going to be bored