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The Law and Grace

List of Ten Commandments from the Bible
What are the Commands, see them listed as given by Moses.
Ten Commandments of God, listed in order
1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
5. Honour thy father and thy mother.
6. Thou shalt not kill.
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8. Thou shalt not steal.
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
10. Thou shalt not covet.
Copy of is found in Exodus 20:1-17 and also in Deuteronomy, chapter 5.
What is the great commandment?
Deuteronomy 6:5
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Matthew 22:36-38
35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
The Love of God and of neighbor is the summary of the law and prophets.

Mark 12:28-34
28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.
The understanding of love and of the commandments gives one great understanding: "Thou art not far from the kingdom of God."

Deuteronomy 9:9-10
When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:
And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which the LORD spake with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
The reality of the Word unveils the truth behind the ubiquitous belief that “living under grace” liberates a Christian from obeying the law. It provides a biblical definition of what grace really is. Whilst also explaining Romans 6:16, “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”
This topic is urgent; it’s Satan’s ultimate desire for you to believe that grace has abolished God’s law. Or that it is of no consequence what you believe as long as you believe in Jesus. The Bible disagrees with both of these notions.
Obedience to God’s law will never save. However the law plays an integral role in pointing out what sin is thus creating the need for Christ, our Saviour. The fruit of accepting this invitation is living in obedience to God’s laws.

The conditions of eternal life, under grace, are just what they were in the beginning in Eden - perfect harmony with God through conformity to His law.
The standard of character presented in the Old Testament is the same that is presented in the New Testament. And God has made provision to attain to this standard by beholding Jesus and becoming like Him.
Law and grace are as closely knit together as Christ is to the cross. As it is the law that triggers the need for grace.
Jesus said “if you love me keep my commandments.” And seeing that He and the Father are one then the Ten Commandments are also Jesus' Commandments.
Just think - if God could have cancelled His law then Jesus would never have needed suffer death on the cross in place of humanity’s transgression of God’s law.




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