We all have different ways of studying and making appropriate application of the word of God. One of the things that I do is I try to think how I would teach the pasage or material to someone else.
How would a non-Christian respond to this?
How would a man respond to this truth?
How about a woman?
How about a single person?
What would a teenagers response be to this or that truth?
I was working through Deuteronomy and started working through a “how might I talk to children about this?” idea. What follows was the result.
Maybe it will be helpful to some parents. But maybe some of you can help me too. I would love to have someone improve on some of the phrasing. It would help me the next time I get to spend some time with my grandchildren.
10 Commandments for Kids
Love God with all your heart. (Deut. 5:6-10)
- Only use God’s name to talk to God or about God. (Deut. 5:11)
- Remember to worship God with others on the Lord’s Day. (Deut. 5:12-15)
- Obey your mother and father. (Deut. 5:16)
- You shall not hate. (Deut. 5:17; Matthew 5:21-22)
- You shall always be loyal to your mate. (Deut. 5:18)
- You shall not steal. (Deut. 5:19)
- You shall not lie about your friends or anyone else. (Deut. 5:20)
- You shall not take your neighbor’s things. (Deut. 5:21)
- You shall not covet anything that your neighbor has. (Deut. 5:21)