The 10 Commandments were given to the Israel nation through Moses. The nation of Israel was now free from slavery in Egypt and was camped around Mount Sinai when thunder, lightening, a thick cloud and sound of trumpets signaled God's presence. Moses met with God and the 10 Commandments were written for the people to follow.
These laws of "thou shalt not" are meant for our protection and guidance. God, our loving Father, wants to give us wisdom and keep us from choices that He knows will harm us. As you read through the 10 Commandments List below, think of which ones you could do a better job at following. How would your life be lived more fully alive and free from insecurity, fear, and anxiety if you kept these laws?
We have written a complete guide to the 10 Commandments below including full Scripture passages, helpful articles and videos, and a short summary list.
Short Summary of the 10 Commandments:
- Do not have any other god before God
- Do not make yourself an idol
- Do not take the Lord's name in vain
- Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy
- Honor your mother and father
- Do not murder
- Do not commit adultery
- Do not steal
- Do not testify or fear false witness against your neighbor
- Do not covet
Use the articles, videos, and audio found below the Scripture to great understand and study how important these commandments are that God gave us.