The Ten Commandments

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on August 4, 2013
Subscribe to our podcast to automatically download the weekly Bible teaching.


The Ten Commandments
You shall have no other gods before Me
You shall not make for yourself an idol
You shall not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain
Observe the Sabbath day
Honor your father and mother
You shall not murder
You shall not commit adultery
You shall not steal
You shall not bear false witness
You shall not covet

Matthew 22:36-40
- The two summarize the whole of the Law and the prophets, but they do not diminish the unchanging specifics written in them. Jesus spoke to those who knew the law and the prophets; therefore, the summary made sense. Many Christians today, due to ignorance of the Old Testament, do not understand much. The specific details of the two great commandments are significantly enhanced when we grasp understanding of the Ten Commandments.

Exodus 19:18-25
Yahweh helped Israel to gain the right state of mind (reverence, fear, humility, and meekness) to hear what He had to say.

Exodus 31:18, 32:15-18
– Yahweh deemed the commandments important.

Exodus 34:1-4
- God did it again.

Deuteronomy 10:1-5
The Ten Commandments of the tablets where placed into the ark where they remained. The ark size was limited. Exodus 25:10; Hebrews 9:4

Exodus 20:1-3
“I am Yahweh your God.” Deuteronomy 6:4

Exodus 20:4-6
– Second commandment - Psalms 115:4-8; Isaiah 44:12-20; 40:21-23

The consequences for idolatrous practice stated in Exodus are immense.

Exodus 20:7
– Third commandment - Exodus 3:13-15; Revelation 4:8

Exodus 20:8-11
Fourth commandment - “Sabbath” literally means “he rested.” “Holy” means sanctified or set apart. It is a time of rest for the purpose of rejuvenation for both man and beast. Exodus 16:22-26

Exodus 31:13
– “That you may know that I am Yahweh….”

Exodus 20:12
Fifth commandment - the first with promise Deuteronomy 5:16; Leviticus 20:9; Deuteronomy 21:18-21; 27:16; Proverbs 20:20; 30:17

Exodus 20:13
Sixth - do not murder

Exodus 20:14
Seventh - no adultery Le 20:10

Exodus 20:15
Eighth - do not steal

Exodus 20:16
Ninth - no false witness Deuteronomy 19:16-19; Proverbs 6:16-19; 19:5 and 9

Exodus 20:17
Shall not covet

Exodus 20:18-26
Each commandment is important, with special emphasis placed on faithful loyalty to Yahweh.

« back to sermon archive