Ten Commandments: The Conclusion

By R. L. Wilson | January 10, 2022

I must admit, somewhat ashamedly, that when I began this series several weeks ago, I thought I’d find that I had broken a few of the Ten Commandments, but overall, I felt I was doing pretty good.
Oh, how sadly I was mistaken! Again and again as I read what others had said about the Commandments, and then added Jesus’ own thoughts in the Sermon on the Mount, I found that I have been unable to fully keep even a single one of these commandments. Not even one.

The Tenth Commandment: Do Not Covet

By R. L. Wilson | January 5, 2022

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor” (Exodus 20:17; Deuteronomy 5:21). Let’s start with a definition. Kevin DeYoung explains, “We covet when we want for ourselves what belongs to someone else…. Coveting longs for someone else’s stuff to be your stuff.”[1]

The Ninth Commandment: Do Not Bear False Witness

By R. L. Wilson | December 27, 2021

“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” (Exodus 20:16; Deut. 5:20) Put in more simple terms, this command warns us that we are not to lie. About anything; anywhere;…

The Eighth Commandment: Do Not Steal

By R. L. Wilson | December 21, 2021

or most of us, this commandment is kind of a no-brainer. I mean, we all know it’s wrong to steal. We even have laws that outline penalties for those who steal.

The Seventh Commandment: Do Not Commit Adultery

By R. L. Wilson | December 15, 2021

“You shall not commit adultery.” (Exodus 20:14; Deuteronomy 5:18) When was the last time you turned on the television only to be confronted with people unashamedly committing adultery? When was…

The Sixth Commandment: Do Not Murder

By John Ankerberg Show Staff | December 8, 2021

Kevin DeYoung sets the stage for us when he says, “As he is apt to do, Jesus makes the one commandment we would have thought we were all going to feel pretty good about into one of the commandments we all feel pretty bad about.”[1]

The Fifth Commandment: Not Just for Children

By R. L. Wilson | November 30, 2021

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” (Exodus 20:12; cf. Deuteronomy 5:6). Let’s go deeper on the Fifth Commandment. Let’s…

Not By Might Nor By Power

By R. L. Wilson | November 18, 2021

This past week I have been working on the next article in my series on the Ten Commandments. This week it’s the fifth commandment, “Honor your father and your mother.” As I’ve been reading, researching, and praying in preparation to write that article, it brought to my mind the years my sister and I cared for our mother in our home.

The Fourth Commandment: Remember the Sabbath

By R. L. Wilson | November 8, 2021

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do…

The Third Commandment: Don’t Misuse God’s Name

By R. L. Wilson | November 2, 2021

“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name” (Exodus 20:7; Deuteronomy 5:11). Let’s look further at the phrase: Don’t…