The earliest Biblical sources—the very early Song of Miriam (Exodus 15) and the text known in critical Biblical scholarship as J—don’t mention any numbers. Recall that Jesus had false witnesses stand against him during his trial. They grasp that they will die if this happens again. The last six requirements of the Ten Commandments regulate our relationships with each other. We sin and follow our selfish desires and do not love our neighbor as ourselves. For the Pharisees, who always seem to want to complicate things, Jesus makes a radically simple statement: If you love the Lord with all your heart and love your neighbor as you love yourself, you will have fulfilled every single law. Jesus said that the Law could be summed up as loving the Lord your God with all your heart and to loving your neighbor as yourself. We have a culture that is being created to hate what others have and that we should have what others have. In speaking about the governing authorities, he said, “But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. (Romans 13:10) It is a simple command. Tags: Neighbor. (Numbers 35:31 ESV). Being caught in adultery carried the death penalty with it. “You have stated correctly that God is One and there is no other but Him,… You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour, Lucas Cranach the elder "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour" (Exodus 20:16) is the ninth commandment (the designation varies between religions) of the Ten Commandments, which are widely understood as moral imperatives by Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant scholars. Do God’s law and live. May this knowledge cause us to come to the Lord in repentance for falling short of his glorious laws and ways, seeking mercy from our gracious God. We are to love God and love our neighbors just as God called Israel to love God and love their neighbors. Rather than contrasting, the writer of Hebrews uses the scene at Sinai to strengthen our intensity before God. We have come to a glorious new covenant with Jesus as our mediator who has given us all we need for life and godliness. How far away our culture has moved from this principle of respecting marriage. Here are three ways that you can love your neighbor as yourself through your work: Seek the Good of Your Neighbor’s Work (Exodus 20:15, 17) In Matthew 22:40, Jesus proclaims that all the Law and the Prophets depend on the greatest commandments to love God and love neighbor. (cf. The amount of outrage regarding killing the gorilla to save the child was absolutely shocking and abhorrent. 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 4236 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach Florida, 33417, 2018 Lectureship Series (A New View of Life), 2016 Lectureship Series (Growing In Godliness), 2015 Lectureship Series (Following The Followers of Jesus), 2012 Lectureship Series (Escaping Ordinary), 2011 Lectureship Series (Refreshed: Revive Your Faith), 2010 Lectureship Series (He Still Moves Stones), 2009 Lectureship Series (Building Character from Bible Characters), 2008 Lectureship Series (A Closer Look at Romans 12), 2007 Lectureship Series (Drawing Closer to God), 2006 Lectureship Series (Building Proven Character). Jesus asks him what is written in the law and the lawyer responds, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27 ESV) Jesus agrees and says, “Do this and you will live.” But notice that the lawyer does not say, “Got it. Even Greek and Roman law had this penalty. This commandments shows that God was just as concerned about our hearts as the outward acts. Human life is greater than animal life and we should recognize that the decision to save the child at all and any costs to animals is right. However, this word is not used regarding animals in the scriptures. See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. We love our neighbors by not sinning against them. Romans 13:8. After declaring that God is a consuming fire and we must offer acceptable worship with reverence and awe, notice what the next declaration is. We can accept “Love of God and love of neighbor” or we can reject both, but we cannot separate them, choosing one over the other. (Exodus 21:12–17 ESV). This sixth commandment covers abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, and assisted suicide. They are summarized by the command "you shall love your neighbor as yourself." Self-defense and the protection of others is a justifiable use of force and would not be considered breaking the sixth commandment. “The people stood far off.” Moses drew near to where God was, but not the people. Next: Exodus 1:1-7, A New Moses, West Palm Beach church of Christ4236 Haverhill RoadWest Palm Beach, FL 33417, Sunday Services9:30 am / 10:30 am & 6:30 pm, Exodus Bible Study (God Saves) The Ten Commandments. 32 “Right, Teacher,” the scribe replied. Moses tells the people not to fear (20:20) but that the fear of God needs to be in them so that they will not sin. If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “ You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. Numbers 35 gives a great explanation of the types of killing that was deserving of death and which were not. The people fear and cannot come near. If a man is found lying with the wife of another man, both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman. We are to keep from sinning. The final five commandments are succinct commandments regarding how to love our neighbors. Stop comparing yourself with others. ... To “love your neighbor as yourself” is best described in Matthew 7:12 - "Do for others what you would like them to do for you.” In other words to love God supremely and to love other people purely is the Bible in a nutshell. We must never lower the value of human life to equal the life of the animals. Jesus said that the Law could be summed up as loving the Lord your God with all your heart and to loving your neighbor as yourself. God’s people speak the truth and are honest.