Inside the Ten Commandments
root of all sins, prohibiting the selfish desire, from which springs the sinful act. He who in obe- dience to God’s law refrains from indulging even a sinful desire for that which belongs to another will not be guilty of an act of wrong toward his fellow creatures.
Such were the sacred precepts of the Decalogue, spoken amid thunder and flame, and with a won- derful display of the power and majesty of the great Lawgiver. God accompanied the proclamation of His law with exhibitions of His power and glory, that His people might never forget the scene, and that they might be impressed with profound veneration for the Author of the law, the Creator of heaven and earth. He would also show to all men the sacred- ness, the importance, and the permanence of His law.
—————————————————— How thankful we can be that, through the enabling merits of Christ’s righteousness, we can fully obey God’s holy law. Apart from His continual help, we will always fail. But in His strength, we can fulfill all the will of God for our lives!
How important it is, therefore, that we know how to come to Jesus!
“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.”