A Fresh Look At The Ancient

Some people claim the 10 Commandments to be older than Moses, others believe the ancient rules had an effect on civilizations we will never be able to identify even in archeaology. Whatever we believe about the 10 Commandments, one thing is for sure. When Jesus came, he held that the golden rule was around from ancient times and would never be improved upon. Loving God and loving eachother is what being a Christian is all about, and with that in mind, let us look at some New Testament revisions of the 10 Commandments. 

Keep Jesus First, (John 14:6)

Worship Only God, (Mark 12:30)

Use God’s Name Honorably, (Ephesians 5:4 & James 5:12)

Set Apart Time For Rest & Holiness, (Matthew 26:45 & Mark 6:31)

Honor Your Parents (Ephesians 6:2)

Respect Life (Romans 13:9)

Stay Faithful In Marriage (Romans 13:9)

Always Ask Before You Borrow (Romans 13:9)

Be Truthful With Your Neighbor (Colossians 3:9)

Enjoy What God Gave You (Romans 13:9)

Of course, we could list many more, but it may be appropriate to keep in mind that God is love, and necessitates that we learn to hate what is evil. Here is a list of things the world would be alot better off without and that God detests. 

Seven Things God Hates (Proverbs 6:17-20)

  1. Arrogant Looks
  2. Lying Mouths
  3. Violent Hands
  4. Wicked Hearts
  5. Feet Running For Evil Goals
  6. Slander
  7. Breaking Up Families

and of course, since we are learning about lists. Here is a list of what the Bible says, God truly loves… 

Seven Things God Loves

  1. Everyone in the World  (John 3:16 & Romans 5:8)
  2. Anyone Who Loves Jesus (John 14:21 & 16:27)
  3. Whoever Accepts God’s Discipline (Hebrews 12:6 & Revelation 3:19)
  4. A Cheerful Giver (2nd Corinthians 9:7)
  5. The Church (Ephesians 5:25)
  6. Righteousness (Hebrews 1:9)
  7. Jesus Christ, (John 17:23-24)

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