"Sharing The Gospel" - Steve Wiggins Special Devotional Series

10 Commandments: 1 & 2

“When He had finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, He gave him the two tablets of the testimony, stone tablets inscribed by the finger of G_d.” Exodus 31:18

Awhile back, I was asked to speak at a men’s conference in the Northeast. There were about 400 men in attendance. The topic and text of my message was “Book Of The Law Found”, 2 Chronicles 34:14-21. (I suggest you take the time and read that passage.) See, I believe the Messianic Community-at-large has largely lost the Bible. That is, the Bible is often times treated as a “resource” instead of Tthe Source”, in that so few congregations reinforce the urgency for G_d’s people to aggressively pursue His Word. In order to establish whether my message was even applicable to the group, I asked that everyone who could recite the 10 Commandments would stand and do so. Only about 1/3 of the men stood up. When I asked who could recite the Commandments in order, EVERY MAN sat down. Even the pastor.

I was guessing there wouldn’t be many who could recite them, but I was blown-away to discover not a single man could do it with confidence! Could you?

For this week…until we embark on a new Scriptural journey through the Torah, next week…I would like to teach you the 10 Commandments. This is the same exact method I use to teach my children.

“He (Yeshua) called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, ‘Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 18:2-3

FIRST COMMANDMENT: Hold-up your pointer finger. Look at your finger and say, “There is ONE God”.

“Do not have other gods besides Me.” Exodus 20:3

SECOND COMMANDMENT: Hold-up two fingers (peace sign). Look at both fingers and say, “If there is only ONE God, there shouldn’t be two. I shouldn’t make any more.”

“Do not make any idols for yourself” Exodus 20:4

**Now, there is more verbiage to commandment #4, so I suggest you read it all. That being said, we’re covering the gist, as one would teach a child.

OK. That’s it for today. Memorize those, and we’ll cover the next two tomorrow.

Blessings,
~Steve Wiggins, Associate Leader, Worship Leader
Shuvah Yisrael
Sunday, January 5, 2014