Many people are familiar with the Ten Commandments, but few understand their purpose and place in God’s design for His creation. As Alistair Begg explains, God’s law reveals what it means to love God and to love our neighbors. Because of all that God is and all that He has done, the First Commandment requires us to worship God exclusively, without pledging our affection to the many other things that clamor for our attention.
Pathway to Freedom
Here are the Maker’s instructions, and it’s time to give them careful attention. In a culture that glorifies self and disregards truth, God’s Word speaks clearly into every area of our lives. He does not offer us what we want to hear, but He shows us what we need most of all. The Ten Commandments do not provide us with a ladder to climb to reach acceptance with God. Instead, they are a mirror that exposes our sin and sends us to Christ as Savior. These commandments are the pathway for the Christian to enjoy the fullness and freedom that our Heavenly Father intends.