The sixth commandment is not only about refraining from the violent act of murder, but it also reminds us of our Christian responsibility to express love towards other human beings. This commandment teaches us five truths about the values of human life and our God-given responsibility to protect it.
The fifth commandment begins the second table of the Law (love for your neighbor). Honoring your parents serves as a foundation for loving others since it highlights the first and most fundamental human relationship, the parent-to-child relationship. Obedience to the fifth commandment cannot occur independent from faith in Christ. It also requires we understand five key elements of the commandment.
What was the purpose of the Sabbath and the Lord’s Day?
The third commandment is relevant for how we live the Christian life today. A proper understanding of the third commandment produces a life that honors God in speech and action. By taking heed to these four principles Christians can grow in their faith and fulfill their God-given purpose to give Him glory.
In Deuteronomy 5:8-10, we will see 2 aspects of the Second Commandment that will lead us to a true and pure worship of Him.