The Ten Commandments

1 And God spake all these words, saying,

2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

13 Thou shalt not kill.

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

15 Thou shalt not steal.

16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

17Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

from Exodus 20


Denise said…
Cathy, its Denise again. thanks so much for your reply to my post a couple of days ago. I heartily agree with you. I feel impressed to tell you a word, just one word, the Lord gave to me.. We have been called to be His "whistleblowers"!! don't let these harassing agents of the devil who are emailing bother you one bit. You are doing the work of the Lord, keep pressing on and contending for our faith!!! I have been under harassment myself.. we are not to give up!! you go girl!! love, Denise
Cathy said…
Bless your heart, Denise! Thank you for your sweet words of encouragment once again.

Like you, my desire is the please the Lord and of course, this will offend some, but the higher calling is to obey the Lord Jesus Christ NO MATTER WHAT.

If my neighbor's house is on fire in the middle of the night but I know he has a bad temper if I wake him, do I not wake him of out fear of his reaction? No, I wake him because I care about him.

We share the Truth in love because we care about the eternal destination of souls. This is the heart of the Father.

blessings & love to you my friend,