I'm Keeping the 10 Commandments

 

The Ten Commandments were given by God to show us that we are sinners. “Wherefore the Law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ…” (Galatians 3:24). The Law is a good thing and has a God ordained purpose, but that purpose is not to get us into heaven. The purpose of the Ten Commandments is to show us our sin. It is to “…bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith” (Galatians 3:24).

WHY THE COMMANDMENTS?

 

The Ten Commandments were given by God to show us that we are sinners. “Wherefore the Law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ…” (Galatians 3:24). The Law is a good thing and has a God ordained purpose, but that purpose is not to get us into heaven. The purpose of the Ten Commandments is to show us our sin. It is to “…bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith” (Galatians 3:24).

WHY THE COMMANDMENTS?

God gave us His standards of righteousness in the Ten Commandments so we can measure ourselves. Just as a yardstick accurately measures a piece of wood, so the Commandments measure us.  They measure both our outward acts and our inner thoughts. “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all” (James 2:10).

Have you obeyed all Ten Commandments every day of your life? If not, you are guilty of breaking God’s law. God said, “…Cursed is everyone that continueth not in ALL things which are written in the book of the law to do them” (Galatians 3:10).

If you were dangling over the Grand Canyon by a chain with ten links in it, you might feel very safe. But if only one link breaks, you will fall to your death. Because you have broken at least one of the Ten Commandments, you have already failed.

You cannot change the fact that you broke God’s law. You are a sinner and under the curse of God’s law.  “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree” (Galatians 3:13). Christ was nailed to that wooden cross of Calvary to be your substitute. Jesus Christ “…bare our sins in his own body on the tree…” (I Peter 2:24).

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS CANNOT SAVE YOU …

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