'BEFORE THE MOUNTAINS WERE BROUGHT FORTH, OR EVER THOU HADST FORMED THE EARTH AND THE WORLD, FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING THOU ART GOD.' [KJV PSALM 90:2]
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Thank you for returning this afternoon, as we shall have a 'spot of tea' and continue the posting of Exodus Chapter 20. Amen. Amen. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Reading 'Verbatim', the Books of the Old Testament - 'Exodus'; 'Chapter 20-AM', November 18, 2020
The preface to the ten commandments. (1,2) The commandments of the first table. (3-11).
When truly, truly, understood, much repentance and brokenness occurs. We then are able to cry out in 'conviction' by the Holy Spirit, and 'confession', unto 'salvation' - 'Oh, Lord, help me, for I cannot come even close to obeying and doing - THE TEN COMMANDMENTS!!' [John 16:8-11] This then, can lead a person to 'accepting Jesus' life, death, burial, resurrection and ascension' for their very own, one and only way - to the Living God for forgiveness by His mercy and grace, through their 'faith in Jesus Christ'.
This, my friends, even to day, is still, the purpose of 'the Law'. Amen. Amen.
[John Chapter 3; 12:31; 16:14; Romans 10:17; Galatians 3:24-29; Ephesians 6:17; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 2:14] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Exodus Chapter 20/with Commentary Notes of Matthew Henry, 1710 [Emphasis-SMQ] Part 2 of 3
Of the second table. (12-17) The fear of the people. (18-21) Idolatry again forbidden. (22-26)
12 'Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
13 Thou shalt not kill.
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15 Thou shalt not steal.
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.'
Of the second table. (12-17)audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Notes: 12-17 'The laws of the SECOND table, that is, the last six of the ten commandments, state our duty to ourselves and to one another, and explain the great commandment, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, Luke 10:27. Godliness and honesty must go together.
The fifth commandment concerns the duties we owe to our relations. Honour thy father and thy mother, includes esteem of them, shown in our conduct; obedience to their lawful commands; come when they call you, go where they send you, do what they bid you, refrain from what they forbid you; and this, as children, cheerfully, and from a principle of love. Also submission to their counsels and corrections. Endeavouring, in every thing, to comfort parents, and to make their old age easy; maintaining them if they need support, which our Saviour makes to be particularly intended in this commandment, Matthew 15:4-6.
Careful observers have noted a peculiar blessing in temporal things on obedient, and the reverse on disobedient children.
The sixth commandment requires that we regard the life and the safety of others as we do our own. Magistrates and their officers, and witnesses testifying the truth, do not break this command. Self-defence is lawful; but much which is not deemed murder by the laws of man, is such before God. Furious passions, stirred up by anger or by drunkenness, are no excuse: more guilty is murder in duels, which is a horrible effect of a haughty, revengeful spirit. All fighting, whether for wages, for renown, or out of anger and malice, breaks this command, and the bloodshed therein is murder. To tempt men to vice and crimes which shorten life, may be included. Misconduct, such as may break the heart, or shorten the lives of parents, wives, or other relatives, is a breach of this command. This command forbids all envy, malice, hatred, or anger, all provoking or insulting language. The destruction of our own lives is here forbidden. This commandment requires a spirit of kindness, longsuffering, and forgiveness. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
The seventh commandment concerns chastity. We should be as much afraid of that which defiles the body, as of that which destroys it. Whatever tends to pollute the imagination, or to raise the passions, falls under this law, as impure pictures, books, conversation, or any other like matters.
The eighth commandment is the law of love as it respects the property of others. The portion of worldly things allotted us, as far as it is obtained in an honest way, is the bread which God hath given us; for that we ought to be thankful, to be contented with it, and, in the use of lawful means, to trust Providence for the future. Imposing upon the ignorance, easiness, or necessity of others, and many other things, break God's law, though scarcely blamed in society. Plunderers of kingdoms though above human justice, will be included in this sentence. Defrauding the public, contracting debts without prospect of paying them, or evading payment of just debts, extravagance, all living upon charity when not needful, all squeezing the poor in their wages; these, and such things, break this command; which requires industry, frugality, and content, and to do to others, about worldly property, as we would they should do to us.
The ninth commandment concerns our own and our neighbour's good name. This forbids speaking falsely on any matter, lying, equivocating, and any way devising or designing to deceive our neighbour. Speaking unjustly against our neighbour, to hurt his reputation. Bearing false witness against him, or in common conversation slandering, backbiting, and tale-bearing; making what is done amiss, worse than it is, and in any way endeavouring to raise our reputation upon the ruin of our neighbour's. How much this command is every day broken among persons of all ranks!
The tenth commandment strikes at the root; Thou shalt not covet. The others forbid all desire of doing what will be an injury to our neighbour; this forbids all wrong desire of having what will gratify ourselves.'
Lot's to truly, truly, ponder unto much, much, 'repentance'. Amen. Amen.
We shall have one final post this evening, before we lay down to sleep. Thank you for returning for the conclusion of Exodus Chapter 20. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html Amen. Amen.
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