What are the Ten Commandments?
The Ten Commandments is the moral law of God. God wrote the Ten Commandments with his own finger on a tablet of stone, which indicated permanency. The rest of the scriptures were written by prophets as God communicated with them. <–(Exodus 20:1-17)
The observance of the Ten Commandments as a whole has been rejected. Instead of accepting what God has commanded, men have changed the words to adhere to their convenience. It is often misunderstood as the law that was done away with at the cross. However, the commandments were given that we may know how to love God and how to love each other.
Of all the commandments, “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy” remains the most controversial of them all. This commandment test the faith and obedience of believers. God rested, blessed, and sanctified the seventh day. Sanctify means to set aside for a sacred use. As spring is different from winter, and our national flag is different from other country’s flags, so is the Sabbath totally different from any other day.
This commandment has God’s seal. It has three things that denote a seal of authority:
1) Name – “the Lord thy God”
2) Title – “made”
3) Territory – Heaven and Earth.
The Prophet Daniel prophesied that man would think to change the times and the laws. This is the one commandment which deals with time. In this commandment, we are asked to spend one day each week with our Creator. This commandment is given that we may take time to remember God in all his power, that our faith may get deeper in him. This commandment asks us to go beyond the daily study and prayer, and spend one day a week with God. (Daniel 7:25)
How wonderful it is to know that God wants to have an everlasting relationship with us.