This commandment concerns the respect we ought to have for our own lives and the lives of other people. Violence has become almost an accepted way of life: everywhere on a daily basis people are getting killed. Even through destructive words people’s lives are destroyed. This is what sin has
This commandment concerns our attitude and acts towards any form of authority; to obey all authoritative people and authorities appointed over you, and to respect them (Romans 13:1). The home is the heart of society, the training center and proving ground for living under the rule of God’s law
This commandment concerns respect for the Day of the Lord. After God had led His people out of slavery in Egypt, He commanded this new nation at Mount Sinai that they should work for six days. The seventh day could be used for physical and spiritual refreshment. The Sabbath was a call to rest.
This commandment concerns respect for the name of God. In ancient times, names were important. A name was not just a label or used to identify a person. It suggested that person’s personality. Thus God’s name reveals who He is and what He does. His name is His person. What we do to God’s name
Where the first commandment concerns ‘Whom shall we worship?’ the second concerns ‘How shall we worship?’ The Bible prescribes that we must ‘Worship God in Spirit and Truth’ (John 4:24). The purpose of this commandment is to keep our worship pure. All false forms of worship are idolatry.