Love because God first loved us.
“For the commandments are summed up in this word: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
THE APOSTLE PAUL • ROMANS 13:9
You shall have no other gods.
We should fear, love and trust in God above all things.
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
We should fear and love God so that we do not curse, swear, use witchcraft, lie, or deceive by His name, but call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
We should fear and love God so that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred, and gladly hear and learn it.
Honor your father and your mother.
We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents or those in authority over us, but honor, serve and obey them, and hold them in love and esteem.
You shall not murder.
We should fear and love God so that we do not hurt or harm our neighbor physically, but help and support the neighbor in every physical need.
You shall not commit adultery.
We should fear and love God so that we lead a sexually pure and decent life in our words and actions, and husbands and wives love and honor each other.
You shall not steal.
We should fear and love God that we do not take our neighbor’s money or property, or get them by deception or dishonesty, but help our neighbor to improve and protect their property and income.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
We should fear and love God so that we do not misrepresent, betray, slander, or defame our neighbor, but defend them, speak well of them, and put the best construction on everything.
You shall not covet.
We should fear and love God so that we do not seek to get our neighbor’s inheritance or house by deception or with merely the appearance of justice, but help and be of service to them in keeping it.
Neither should we entice or force away our neighbor’s spouse, workers or animals, but urge them to stay and do their duty.