The Constitution of the United States begins, "We the people of the United States...." How completely different is the "constitution" that God gave to Israel, "I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery." The stipulations and guidelines of our relationship with the Lord, like that of Israel's of old, are not something devised by men. We the people do not decide these matters. In fact, we the people did not even initiate this relationship. "The Lord our God made a covenant with us." Our relationship with God is entirely a matter of his grace. He graciously initiated a relationship with us, and he graciously gives us the "statutes and rules" which direct this relationship. Our relationship with him is rooted in redemption and so are the rules of the relationship. And so, as we begin our study of the "Ten Words" or Ten Commandments, let them always drive you to worship our great Lord!
I Sing the Mighty Power of God (#19)
Mighty God, While Angels Bless Thee (#27)
Trust and Obey (#525)
May the Mind of Christ My Savior (#476)
Let Us Love (#483)
Thou Sweet Beloved Will of God (#528)
Keeping the Covenant Relationship - Deuteronomy 5:1-6