Are The 10 Commandments Still Important For Today?

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I thought I would draw up this article for all of you in order to give you a complete list of the 10 commandments. Most Christians do not have all of them memorized.

I will give you the specific verse from Scripture where the 10 commandments are being given to us by the Lord, along with some of the additional statements that God makes under some of these commandments that you usually do not see on the little tablets of the 10 commandments at your local Christian bookstore.

Before I give you this verse, consider one thing. Even though the 10 Commandments are from the Old Testament, all of these commandments still apply to everyone in this day and age.

No exceptions! I call each of these commands “stone commandments.”

The fact that God the Father would manifest 10 specific commandments on a tablet of stone tells me that He is very serious about these specific commandments!

This was one big huge event when it happened in the story of Moses. The fact that God would go this far in manifesting these special 10 commandments on a real live tablet of stone tells me that these commandments should never be taken lightly or for granted.

Most Christians have heard about these Ten Commandments while going through grade school and high school and the story as to how they all came about. As a result, I feel that many Christians take these special  commandments for granted and really do not realize the power and authority that is on these special commandments.

The 10 commandments come to us from Exodus 20:1-17. Here is the verse:

1 –  And 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 bondage. You shall have no other gods before me.

 2-  You shall not make for yourself any 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; 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, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

 3 – 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.

 4 – Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 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 manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.

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.

5 – Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

6 – You shall not murder.

7 – You shall not commit adultery.

8 – You shall not steal.

9 -You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

10 – You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

The above 10 commandments don’t need any explanation. They mean exactly what they are saying. It’s quite amazing how many of these commandments are being broken on a regular basis, even by Christians themselves.

If you look very closely at each of these commandments, they really do cover a broad spectrum as to what God is expecting from each one of us.

These 10 commandments are good, basic, moral laws that will help keep us out of trouble with ourselves, family, friends, and neighbors. God knows what is best for all of us and He simply wants all of us to stay out of trouble in order that we may be able to live in peace and harmony with one another.

The fact that God would go so far as to have these basic 10 commandments manifested on a stone tablet really tells me they are very important, and that each Christian should know what they are and do their best to abide by them with the help of the Holy Spirit.

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  1. ZOE - December 18, 2017 at 1:27 pm

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  2. Tai Rupuha - May 21, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    DO NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST

    The Bible tell us that God’s Ten Commandment law will stand throughout all eternity. These verses also make it clear that the covenant that stands forever is the covenant of the Ten Commandments. This is very important, because when the New Testament speaks of a covenant or a law that was discontinued, it cannot possibly refer to the law or covenant of the Ten Commandments.
    Furthermore, Ecclesiastes 3:14 makes it very clear that God will never change or abolish His Ten Commandants. At the end of creation week God blessed, sanctified, and made holy Saturday, the seventh day of the week. God never blessed, sanctified, or made holy any other day of the week, and Ecclesiastes 3:14 makes it clear that God’s seventh-day Sabbath, Saturday, will remain blessed, sanctified and holy throughout all eternity.
    Many people try to twist these clear Bible texts that tell us that the Ten Commandments will stand forever by saying that these verses are “Figurative” language, or these verses are “Spiritual,” or that “Forever” does not really mean forever, or in some other way to try to cloud the meaning. Many Christians today claim that the Ten Commandments were only for the Jews, but they are quick to say that they are not allowed to lie, murder, commit adultery, or break any other of the Ten Commandments except the Sabbath commandment!…….True!
    We saw that Jesus, Himself, tells us to live by every word out of the mouth of God in Matthew 4:4. “But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Directly out of the mouth of God came the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20:3-17. These are the ONLY verses in the Bible that God, Himself, wrote. And God, Himself wrote them to make us realize their importance and to make us realize that they would forever be in effect. That is why He wrote them on tables of stone to show their permanence….True!
    Which verses in the Bible would you consider to be more important, the verses God, Himself, wrote or the verses someone else wrote?
    Jesus said in Matthew 5:17,18 that He did not come to destroy the law. “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” We saw in chapter one that the earth will abide forever. Here again in the clearest words possible Jesus tells us that He did not come to abolish the law but that the law will be in effect for ever.
    Which law is Jesus referring to? The law that will be in force throughout all eternity, the Ten Commandments. How can Sunday Churches believe and claim that Jesus abolished the law, when He says plainly in these verses that He did NOT come to abolish the law! …Jesus fulfilled the law by perfectly obeying every one of the Ten Commandments and your Bible and my Bible has NOT CHANGED and never WILL…….Amen.
    We saw in (1 John 3:4 ) that sin is breaking any of the Ten Commandments. “Whoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” When Sunday Christians throw out the Ten Commandments, they are throwing away the definition of sin……Sin leads to “DEATH”.
    When did God institute His Ten Commandment law? We know that Satan sinned in heaven before the earth was created, so the Ten Commandments must have been in force then. We also know that Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, so the Ten Commandments must have been in force in the Garden of Eden. We saw in Chapter1 that those who are saved will be keeping God’s Sabbath day, Saturday, holy throughout all eternity. The Ten Commandment law is the constitution of heaven. It is the law whereby God’s entire universe operates. If it were not, the entire universe would have the problems we have on earth today……True!
    In fact, one of the main reasons God created the earth was to show to the universe what happens when people continually break God’s law.1Corinthians 4:9 tells us: “For we are made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men.” The word “spectacle” is translated from the Greek word theatron, which means “theater.” This present earth was created to be the theater of the universe where God is demonstrating to all the intelligent beings in the universe what happens when a society disobeys His law, the Ten Commandments. As the final result of the drama taking place on this earth, all of God’s creation — men, angels, and other forms of intelligent life throughout the Universe will thoroughly understand that without obeying God’s law there can be no peace, for they are witnessing the trouble, misery, pain, and death that are the natural consequences of disregarding the law of God…..True!
    Isaiah 24:4-5 is a prophecy of the trouble that occurs when the people of the earth declare that God’s law is no longer in effect. “The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.” The wars and trouble, the pain and suffering all over the earth today are a direct result of people disregarding God’s Ten Commandments…..Some of the churches even today are so lost…Why?…..God wrote the covenant, the Ten Commandment to obey……Jesus said, you break one of these Laws you break the LOT…….Which law has affected most churches today…..The 4th Commandment…..Remember the SABBATH and keep it HOLY…….Remember it is Jesus who is LORD of the Sabbath not US……Amen.
    We cannot disregard any part of the Bible and think you are safe….Amen…Life is real, Death is real, …..You Choose!

    • Mark Kao - July 3, 2018 at 3:54 am

      Apart from the Sabbath day, I think every other day is just as important as Sabbath day. We can worship God every day without any limits. We can talk to God and walk with God any time of the day we want. There’s no limit to the relationship between God and his people when it comes to communication.

  3. Susan - January 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Romans 14:4-9
    Who are you to judge the servant of another? Before his own master he stands or falls. And he [who serves the Master — the Lord] will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person regards one day as better [or more important] than another, while another regards every day [the same as any other]. Let everyone be fully convinced (assured, satisfied) in his own mind. He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord. He who eats, eats for the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; while he who abstains, abstains for the Lord and gives thanks to God. none of us lives for himself [for his own benefit, but for the Lord], and none of us dies for himself [but for the Lord]. If we live, we live for thge Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord. So then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. For Christ died and lived again for this reason, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

  4. vic - October 19, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    we always talked about the 10 commandments but we don’t follow it , my first challenge to the author of this article is : you spoke well that God is Serious about his commandments ,When is the sabbath day? is that the 1st day of the week or the 7th day?
    There is no 11 commandment , read the bible carefully and ask the holy spirit to take you deeper. There are 2 tablets of commandment the first 4 commandments are our love to God almighty and the 2nd 6 commandments are pointing out to love one another. Jesus summarized the the 10 commandments when followed properly as Love .the 10 commandment is the caracter of God, God never changed .
    Deuteronomy12:32

    • corey garrison - December 29, 2017 at 10:11 am

      this reply to your comment but indirectly it does. i assume you are a devout believer in God and in my heart i know your comment is meaningful. i just have a hard time understanding what it is that god wants from us. it says in the articles title that the 10 commandments are the most important and the are not to be interpreted. yet when i read them i can relate to a few, for instance the one about not lying and the one about not committing murder. but i just don’t understand how im supposed to follow some of the other commandments listed because if i take them verbose i don’t any meaning behind them because i cannot relate to the literal text…. i’m really trying to gain a greater understanding of God but it seems like everything i read contradicts a different source. What am i missing? Am i just that bad with grammar that i cant understand whats written or is that the point, that there is no direct answer… As long as you whole heartedly put your faith in Got that you are doing the right thing? im sorry to put this question on you, but ive been trying to grow in my faith, i want to do the right thing but dont know what it is…. my hearts in the right place, but i feel lost… if you have any suggestions for me id love to hear them. its hard to say but im at the point where i question if im doing the right thing so much that i end up doing nothing, except stress out to the point where i loose my appetite and isolate myself from family and friends. anything you have to say i will greatly appreciate it, even if the truth hurts.

      thank you Vic.

      • John Kellogg - May 16, 2018 at 11:17 pm

        The contradictions one encounters when looking at the writings of people is a comes from the idea that they can understand a passage without first seeking it’s meaning in the Word (Bible). One must always read every passage found on a topic, if they then think their is confusion in the Word, they should first look at their own understanding.
        The Word holds the final authority in all matters of what it has to tell us. In fact with in the Word we find, that the New Covenant holds a key understanding.
        Jer 31:34
        “No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
        Please read that full chapter.
        I am more than willing to answer any of your questions on Biblical learning. Just keep in mind, that much of what I may say, may fly in the face of most teachings you may have seen.

      • millie ocasio - July 1, 2018 at 1:36 pm

        Hi Vic, God bless you for you have taken the first step to wanting to seek the lord. Just ask the lord to come into your heart and take over. You just opened the doors to our lord and savior to take over your life. No need to stress. As long as you are desiring to do the right thing and seeking our lord, he will take over and start giving you the knowledge and changing you without you realizing it. Its a process. Stress and fear is of Satan. Stay in peace allowing the lord to do his work in you. Look up Mathew 6:33
        Trust in God and have a relationship with him by speaking to him. Ask him to guide you to the truth and his word. He is amazing! He is Alive and Almighty! Believe in him and you will see his amazing hand in your life. Ask him to show himself to you. I love you and he loves you even more!

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