Bible Time Ages 3 - 6
God gives the Ten Commandments
Based on Exodus 20
Exactly three months after the people of Israel left Egypt, they came to the Desert of Sinai. They camped there in the desert in front of the mountain. God told Moses to come to the top of the mountain. So, Moses went up.
Here are all the words God spoke to Moses. He said, “I am the Lord your God. I brought you out of Egypt. That is the land where you were slaves."
“Do not put any other gods in place of me."
“Do not make for yourself statues of gods that look like anything in the sky. They may not look like anything on the earth or in the waters either. 5 Do not bow down to them or worship them."
“Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God. The Lord will find guilty anyone who misuses his name."
“Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy. Do all your work in six days. But the seventh day is a sabbath to honor the Lord your God. Do not do any work on that day."
“Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long time in the land the Lord your God is giving you."
“Do not murder."
“Do not commit adultery."
“Do not steal."
“Do not be a false witness against your neighbor."
“Do not want to have anything your neighbor owns. Do not want to have your neighbor’s house, wife, servant, ox or donkey.”
What does this mean for me?
When Moses came down from the mountain, he had these commands written on two stone tablets. We call these instructions that God gave Moses, the Ten Commandments. They are also known as “the law of God”. God knew that the people struggled with sinfulness and would need help to live good lives. That is why he gave Moses the ten commands to teach the people.
We would be wise to learn and follow these commands in our life. They can help us live a blessed life too!
Read Psalm 40:8 in the Bible!
My God, I have come to do what you want. Your law is in my heart.
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