Lesson No. 594
Exodus Chapter 20
"Thou Shall....."

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1 And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 for in six days the Lord made 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. 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. 18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. 19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die. 20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. 21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was. 22 And the Lord said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven. 23 Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold. 24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. 25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it. 26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.

Lesson No. 594    “Thou Shall......."

Exodus Chapter 20                                            11/28/2021

1)      The Hebrews 'fear God' and 'believe', and God starts 'setting them apart' from the secular world by all the Hebrew laws and customs.  Then God calls Moses up mount Sinai and gives him a lot of information, and the commandments. 

2)      Verses 1-3- No other gods before me- what does that mean? 

3)      Verses 4-6- What is the penalty for worshiping false gods with images? What is the favor of the Lord for only worshiping the one, true living God?

4)      Verse 7- The name of the Lord thy God- what does taking His name in vain mean?

5)      Verse 8- 11- How do we remember the Sabbath day?  What does 'hallowed' mean for Sunday?

6)      Verse 12- How does the Lord want us to treat our parents?  This is the only commandment with promise!

7)      Verse 13- Any questions?  What about war?  Self defense?

8)      Verse 14- What does God consider as 'adultery'?

9)      Verse 15- What about stealing?

10) Verse 16- How about false witnessing?

11)  Verse 17- How about 'coveting'?  Why are these things bad?

12)  What did Jesus say about the 10 commandments?

13)  The Hebrews were afraid of coming to God directly (verses 18-21).

14)  God establishes worship protocol (verses 22-26).  Judgments to follow in Chapters 21, 22, and 23.

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