... AS CHRIST LOVES 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.
In love, the Lord our God has freed us from sin, death, and the devil. He has made Himself our God and we His people. Therefore, we should hold Him in awe, love, and trust Him above all things.
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
Because God’s name is holy, we should use it to pray, praise and give Him thanks, calling upon Him in every trouble. We should not use His holy name to curse, swear, lie, or deceive. Nor should we follow the Devil’s unholy practices, because God has placed His holy name upon us.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
God’s Word is sacred and holy. Therefore, we are to regularly and gladly hear the preaching of His Word and meditate upon it, not neglecting to gather together to receive it.
Honor your father and your mother.
We are to honor, serve, obey, and regard our parents and other authories with love and respect, not despising or seeking to anger them.
You shall not murder.
Because we are to love our neighbor as ourself, we should help and support everyone in every bodily need, not doing physical harm to others.
You shall not commit adultery.
Because we are to love our neighbor as ourself, husbands and wives should love and honor each other, and everyone should seek to lead a sexually pure and decent life in everything they say and do.
You shall not steal.
Because we are to love our neighbor as ourself, we should not take from others what does not belong to us, nor obtain it through deception or dishonesty, but instead help everyone to improve and protect whatever belongs to them.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Because we are to love our neighbor as ourself, we should defend them and speak kindly about them, putting the best construction on their words and actions, and not tell lies, or gossip, or do anything else which would hurt the name and reputation of others.
You shall not covet.
Because God loves us and provides for us, and we should love our neighbor as ourself, we should not secretly desire in our heart that whatever our neighbor has, belonged instead to us and not to them (whether it be house and belongings, or spouse and workers). We should be content with what God has given us, and encourage and support and do everything we can to help our neighbor keep and enjoy what God has given to them.