10 things about the 10. 

10 things you may not know about the 10 commandments. 

1. It is a tithe. If you obey these 10 you deem to have obeyed all 613. If you fail to obey one, you fail to obey all. 
James 2:10

For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.

2. There is a difference between the 10 commandments and the Law of Christ. 
1 Corinthians 9:21

To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law.

3. Loving God and loving your neighbour is Jesus’ summary of the Law. This is not the Law of Christ. 
This is the Law of Christ. 

John 13:34

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

4. The 10 commandments was not Hebrew in nature. It was Egyptian. God never wanted Israel to come under a set of codified laws. 

Exodus 19:5-6

Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.”

They were to listen to his voice. The covenant they were to keep was God’s covenant with Abraham. Not Moses. 
Every tribe were to be priests. Not just the Levites. 

5. Generation curses came from the 2nd commandment. 

Exodus 20:5

You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me. 

6. The Law was given at Sinai. When Paul speaks about Sinai he is referring to the Temple in Jerusalem. 

Galatians 4:25

Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.

7. The instructions in Paul’s letters are not the 10 commandments. Paul says “Love your wife as Christ loved the church”. The Law says “You shall not commit adultery”. The earlier is the Law of Christ. The latter is the 10 commandments. 

8. The Law has actually not just fully fulfilled in Jesus but in you as well. 

Romans 8:3-4

For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in US, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

9. Paul was perfect when it came to the Law but he wanted the righteousness of faith. 

Philippians 3:6-10

as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith. 

10. Jesus fulfilled and ended the Law. 
Ephesians 2:14-15

For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace. 

Hope that’s clear.

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