Love

for God first loved you.

“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.

You should revere, love and trust in God above everything else.

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

Because you revere and love God, do not curse, swear, lie, or deceive by His name. Do not play around with Satanism or superstition. Instead, call upon God's name in every trouble. Pray, praise, and give thanks to God.

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Because you revere and love God, do not neglect to hear the preaching of His Word. Regard God's Word as sacred, and gladly hear and meditate on it.

Honor your father and your mother.

Because you revere and love God, do not despise or anger your parents or other authorities, but honor, serve, obey, and regard them with love and respect.

You shall not murder.

Because you revere and love God, do no physical harm to your neighbor. Instead, help and support them in every bodily need.

You shall not commit adultery.

Because you revere and love God, lead a sexually pure and decent life in all you say and do. If a husband, love and honor your wife. If a wife, do the same for your husband.

You shall not steal.

Because you revere and love God, do not take what does not belong to you. Do not take it through deception or dishonesty. Help your neighbor improve and protect whatever is theirs.

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Because you revere and love God, do not tell lies or gossip about your neighbor or say or do anything which would hurt their reputation. Instead, defend them and speak kindly about them. Put the best construction on everything.

You shall not covet.

Because you revere and love God, do not try to get another person's belongings, which you desire for yourself, by tricking them out of it.

You should also not try to lure away your neighbor's spouse, employees, or animals. Instead, do all you can to encourage them to stay and fulfill their duty. Help others keep what has been given to them.