The Law

Have you broken any of the laws listed below? The price for breaking just one of these laws is death.

Do you make God first priority over all else in your life? Have you ever devoted your time and focus to a hobby, job, TV, games….more than your time and focus to God? Have you replaced God with some other activity or item in your life?

Thou shalt have no other gods before me. -KJV, Exodus 20:3

Have you ever cherished or praised an image of an animal, mythical being, or other image where you had a physical replica of it (a necklace, statue, poster, or some other form)? Have you ever treated an item or image as though it had power or a spirit?

You shall not make for yourself a carved image–any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, those who love Me and keep My commandments. -NKJV, Exodus 20:4-6

Have you ever treated your fellow man unkindly? Have you cheated your fellow man in any way? Have you fought with your fellow man…called them names, brought them to court, or slandered them? Have you treated your fellow man in the same way as you would like to be treated and loved?

You have heard that it was said,’You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so?
Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.-NKJV, Mathew 5:43-48

Have you ever used “God” or “Jesus” in the place of a swear/curse word or in the place of an excitement exclamation? Have you used “God” or “Jesus” at any time other than speaking about them, speaking to them, in prayer, in worship, in reading? Have you ever used “God” or “Jesus” in an improper or disrespectful manner?

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. -KJV, Exodus 20:7

Have you ever set aside one day out of the week to rest from work and to focus on God? Is there one day out of the week where you read God’s word, worship God in praise and song, and have communication with God…without working, but rather just resting in the LORD?

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt  not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. -KJV, Exodus 20:8-11

Have you ever shown disrespect to your mother or father? Have you ever yelled at your mother or father? Have you ever talked about your mother or father in a disrespectful way, giving dishonor to their name? Have you ever talked back to your mother or father with wise or sarcastic remarks? Have you ever treated your mother or father poorly?

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. -KJV, Exodus 20:12

Have you ever murdered someone? Have you ever hated anyone? Have you ever had anger towards anyone without a justifiable reason? Have you ever held anger, wrath, and hatred in your heart towards another?

You shall not murder” -NKJV, Exodus 20:13

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire. Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. -NKJV, Matthew 5:21-24

Have you ever cheated on your wife/husband in thought or deed? Have you ever looked with lust or desire at another person other than your wife/husband? Have you ever entertained thoughts of another person other than your wife/husband with lust or desire?

You shall not commit adultery.” -NKJV, Exodus 20:14

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. -NKJV, Matthew 5:27-28

Have you ever taken something that was not yours, that did not belong to you? Have you eaten a grape or small fruit or vegetable from the produce section of a store? Have you taken anything from a retail establishment without paying for it? Have you taken anything from a neighbor’s/friend’s home without it being given to you? Have you used work time for your personal use? Have you taken anything home from work, such as pens, pencils, paper, etc…? Have you done your personal home tasks at work using work equipment? Have you entered your work time incorrectly, even a small amount?

You shall not steal. -NKJV, Exodus 20:15

Have you ever said anything about someone else that was not true? Have you ever falsely accused someone of doing something that was wrong? Have you jumped to conclusions about someone else without knowing all of the facts, while accusing them according to the results of your conclusions?

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. -KJV, Exodus 20:16

Have you ever longed for or desired to have someone’s house? Have you ever longed for or desired to have someone’s wife? Have you ever longed for or desired to have someone’s servants? Have you ever longed for or desired to have any possession that belongs to another person and is not your own? Have you ever wished to have something belonging to someone else… a car, a stereo, a game system, TV, clothes, make-up, shoes, friends, appearance, money…?

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s. -KJV, Exodus 20:17

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