Love

as you are loved.


Be imitators of God, as beloved children. Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us.

EPHESIANS 5:1-2


You shall have no other gods.

What does this mean? We should revere, love, and trust the Lord our God above everything else, for He is the one who has delivered us from captivity to sin, death, and devil, and has made Himself our God, and we His people.


You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

What does this mean? Because we revere and love God, we shouldn’t curse, swear, lie, or deceive by His name. We shouldn’t turn to superstitious practices, which are of the devil. Instead, in every trouble we should call upon God’s name, using it to pray, praise and give Him thanks.


Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

What does this mean? Because we revere and love God, we shouldn’t neglect to hear the preaching of His Word. Instead, we should regard it as sacred, and regularly and gladly hear and meditate upon it.“Set aside the work you do, so God can do His work in you” (Martin Luther).


Honor your father and your mother.

What does this mean? Because we revere and love God, we shouldn’t despise or anger our parents or other authorities. Instead, we should honor, serve, obey, and regard them with love & respect.


You shall not murder.

What does this mean? Because we revere and love God, we should do no physical harm to our neighbor. Instead, we should help and support them in every bodily need.


You shall not commit adultery.

What does this mean? Because we revere and love God, we should lead a sexually pure and decent life in all we say and do. If a husband, we should love and honor our wife. If a wife, we should do the same for our husband.


You shall not steal.

What does this mean? Because we revere and love God, we shouldn’t take what does not belong to us, nor obtain it through deception or dishonesty. Instead, we should help our neighbor improve and protect whatever belongs to them.


You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

What does this mean? Because we revere and love God, we shouldn’t tell lies or gossip about our neighbor or say or do anything which would hurt their reputation. Instead, we should defend them and speak kindly about them, and put the best construction on everything.


You shall not covet.

What does this mean? Because we revere and love God, we should be content with what we have and not desire to take someone else’s belongings, nor try to trick them into giving them to us. Nor should we tempt our neighbor’s spouse, employees, and even animals to leave them for us. Instead, we should do everything we can to encourage and help them to stay.




Do not owe anyone anything except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments—do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet (and if there is any other commandment)—are summed up in this statement: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no harm to a neighbor, so love is the fulfillment of the law.

ROMANS 13:8-10 (EXODUS 20:1-17) EHV