A Look Into The Ten Commandments

The Sabbath Commandment is the 4th commandment of the Lord's Ten Commandments. It says, "Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it Holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the Sabbath Day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: In it thou shall not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made the heaven and Earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath Day, and hallowed it." EXODUS 20:8-11

Here God says REMEMBER... did he know we'd forget? God knows everthing that is to come. We need a strong reminder.

The Sabbath is of God... and by not honoring it as commanded, what does that say about us... and our relationship to God? "Hey God! Yeah.. I love ya, but .. hey, on my time when it fits my schedule." Bzzt. Wrong answer.

God gave to Moses the Ten Commandments... they were written with God's own hand. If you remember there was disruption about who God was talking with and who he wasn't. God cleared the matter when he said that for his prophets he used visions and spoke in dreams, but for Moses he spoke face-to-face. He didn't use parabels or such, he physically spoke and communicated with Moses. Infact, the first five books of the Bible were written by Moses... authored from God directly.

Interestingly enough, the ten commandments are commonly shown as two tablets of 5 and 5. This is not the case, the original two tablets were of 4 and 6. The first 4 were commandments of our relationship to God, the last 6 on the second stone were for our relationship between man.

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