As part of our final review of the Ten, we focus on the second six of the Ten Commandments. While the first four detailed how Israel was to respond to God, the remainder speak to how these rescued Israelites were to respond to each other.
Honor your father and mother, don’t murder, don’t commit adultery, don’t steal, don’t lie, and don’t covet. Clear enough. But as we’ve learned over the past eleven weeks, it’s more about the heart than it is the action. It is what Jesus was referring to when he equated anger with murder and lust with adultery (Matthew 5.21-28). Because the heart “spills,” it’s always about the heart.
As our week and this series come to a conclusion, recite the Ten Commandments from memory (use the abbreviated version if you need to!). Our prayer is that God would mold you, shape you, and transform you into the person he’s calling you to be.