Love sacrificially.

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.

We should love and trust the Lord our God and hold Him in awe above everything & everyone else, for He has delivered us from captivity to sin, death, and devil. He has made Himself our God, and we His people.


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

We should love God and hold Him in awe above all else, so that we do not use His holy name to curse, swear, lie, or deceive, nor should we turn to superstitious practices, which are of the devil. 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.

We should love God and hold Him in awe above all else, so that we do not neglect to hear the preaching of His Word but rather regard it as sacred and regularly and gladly hear and meditate upon it.


Honor your father and your mother.

We should love God and hold Him in awe above all else, and also love our neighbor as ourselves, so that we do not despise or anger our parents or other authorities, but instead honor, serve, obey, and regard them with love & respect.


You shall not murder.

We should love God and hold Him in awe above all else, and also love our neighbor as ourselves, that so we do no physical harm to our neighbor but help and support them in every bodily need.


You shall not commit adultery.

We should love God and hold Him in awe above all else, and also love our neighbor as ourselves, so that we lead a sexually pure and decent life in all we say and do. If a husband, we love and honor our wife; if a wife, we do the same for our husband.


You shall not steal.

We should love God and hold Him in awe above all else, and also love our neighbor as ourselves, so that we do not take what does not belong to us, nor obtain it through deception or dishonesty. Instead, we are to help others to improve and protect whatever belongs to them.


You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

We should love God and hold Him in awe above all else, and also love our neighbor as ourselves, so that we do not tell lies or gossip about our neighbor, nor say or do anything which would hurt their reputation. We should defend them and speak kindly about them, putting the best construction on everything.


You shall not covet.

We should love God and hold Him in awe above all else, and also love our neighbor as ourselves, so that we are content with what we have. We should not covet in our heart someone else’s house and belongings, or spouse and workers, trying to find ways to obtain them for ourselves. Instead, we should encourage and support and do everything we can to help our neighbor to keep them.



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)