10 Commandments Essay

558 words - 3 pages

Hallie Padden
Theology I
Period 2
10 Commandments Paper
In this statement, it is said that "The 10 Commandments are not just a list of Do's and Don'ts -They are Divine guidelines for faithful living". This statement means that the 10 Commandments are not just a list of rules of what to do and what not to do, it was a guide by God to show the people how to live their lives faithfully. The Commandments also summarize the Law.
The first commandment is “I, the Lord, am your God . . . You shall not have strange gods before me”. This commandment means that I will always put God before myself and other people, and that I keep my loyalty to God strong. That means that I am more loyal to God than to my success, popularity, etc.
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This commandment means that I will always respect and obey both my mother and father. This means that I will also obey my parents' wishes, other family members, and other people who have authority over me.
The fifth commandment is “You shall not kill”. This commandment means that life is a beautiful gift from God and that I will never take that gift away from anyone. This commandment also means that I will do nothing to harm others or myself, and that I will give support and love to those who need it.
The sixth commandment is “You shall not commit adultery”. This commandment means that I will respect myself and my sexuality. That I will not tell any inappropriate jokes, watch inappropriate movies or visit pornographic websites on the Internet.
The seventh commandment is “You shall not steal”. This commandment means that I will remain honest with my relations. Also, that I will not cheat on my schoolwork.
The eighth commandment is “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor”. This commandment means that I will stop myself and refrain from gossiping. It also means that I will take care to protect the reputation of others.
The ninth commandment is “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house”. This commandment means that I am not envious of others and their possessions and good fortune. Also, that I will not be a jealous person.
The tenth and final commandment is “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife”. This commandment means that I will guard myself against lustful thoughts.
In conclusion, the Ten Commandments are not just a list of simple rules, but a simple guide to a faithful life with God. Also the Ten Commandments are just as useful and important in modern times as well as the time of when the commandments were written.

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