When God gave Moses the Ten Commandments, he decreed that they, along with the rest of the laws, should be revisited once a year in the form of a public recitation. It was important to God that his people be reminded of these foundational laws, and that the reminder be done in a very public way, with everyone in attendance.
Sadly, we’ve lost this tradition as Christians, so I’m here to bring it back.
Starting next week, I’ll be revisiting the Commandments one by one, and discussing them based on Jesus’ teachings. I’ll be starting with the tenth Commandment and working my way down to the first.
But I warn you – this tutorial will not be sugar-coated. I’ll be digging deep into the gospels to find out what Jesus taught about each Commandment, not what the Pope teaches or what rainbow church ministers teach. This tutorial will be God’s Truth served straight up with no chaser. As such, it might be too strong for some of you, but then again it might also be just what the doctor ordered.
I hope you’ll drop by for all ten.
In the meantime, it might be a good idea for you to prepare for the tutorial by rereading and thinking about the Commandments, and by asking God to show you if you’re in violation of any. You might be surprised by his response.
I certainly was.
As a heads-up, the first tutorial will be about coveting – what it means, what it looks like in the 21st century, and how you might be in violation of this Commandment without even knowing it.