If you love me Keep my commandments. (John 14:15)
I have seen a good number of articles where people would stand up and protest, the taking down of monuments with The Ten Commandments. They will fund lawyers to fight the Atheists who are offended by their very sight. The grounds of separation of church and state is always their cause, but are they the commandments of the various churches or the commandments of God? Shouldn’t the cause be separation of God and state? Seems that would have the appropriate standing for their cause.
But the churches who defend the public display of the commandments are the very ones that claim to no longer be under the law. Some claim Jesus kept them in our stead. Others claim they were nailed to the cross. I believe it was Jesus that was nailed to the cross for the forgiveness of sin as the final sacrifice after He taught us to walk away from sin and follow Him.
Many claim we are saved by Grace alone and not subject to the law. Tell that to a judge next time you get a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt and see what happens. Some claim the law of liberty nullifies the laws of God. The law of liberty is not the liberty to be lawless. Neither is the precious blood of the lamb of God shed by His good grace a license to sin.
KJV(i) 17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law (G3551), or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil (G4137). 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law (G3551), till all be fulfilled (G1096). 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments (G1785), and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
*G3551 – νόμος – law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), genitive case (regulation), specially, (of Moses (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle) Derivation: from a primary νέμω (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals); KJV Usage: law.
*G4137 – πληρόω – to make replete, i.e. (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc. Derivation: from G4134; KJV Usage: accomplish, X after, (be) complete, end, expire, fill (up), fulfil, (be, make) full (come), fully preach, perfect, supply
>G4134 – >G4134 – πλήρης – replete, or covered over; by analogy, complete. Derivation: from G4130; KJV Usage: full.
>>G4130 – πλήθω – ; to “fill” (literally or figuratively (imbue, influence, supply)); specially, to fulfil (time) Derivation: a prolonged form of a primary πλέω (which appears only as an alternate in certain tenses and in the reduplicated form pimplemi); KJV Usage: accomplish, full (…come), furnish.
*G1096 – ίνομαι – to cause to be (“gen”-erate), i.e. (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) Derivation: a prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; KJV Usage: arise, be assembled, be(-come, -fall, -have self), be brought (to pass), (be) come (to pass), continue, be divided, draw, be ended, fall, be finished, follow, be found, be fulfilled, + God forbid, grow, happen, have, be kept, be made, be married, be ordained to be, partake, pass, be performed, be published, require, seem, be showed, X soon as it was, sound, be taken, be turned, use, wax, will, would, be wrought.
*G1785 – ἐντολή – injunction, i.e. an authoritative prescription. Derivation: from G1781; KJV Usage: commandment, precept.
>G1781 – ἐντέλλομαι – to enjoin. Derivation: from G1722 and the base of G5056; KJV Usage: (give) charge, (give) command(-ments), injoin.
>>G1722 – ἐν – “in,” at, (up-)on, by, etc. Derivation: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); KJV Usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (… sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). KJV Usage: (give) charge, (give) command(-ments), injoin.
>>G5056 – τέλος -properly, the point aimed at as a limit, i.e. (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination (literally, figuratively or indefinitely), result (immediate, ultimate or prophetic), purpose); specially, an impost or levy (as paid) Derivation: from a primary τέλλω (to set out for a definite point or goal); KJV Usage: + continual, custom, end(-ing), finally, uttermost.
KJV(i) 31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: 33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put (H5414) my law (H8451) in their inward parts (H7130), and write (H3789) it in their hearts (H3820); and will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
*H5414 – נתן – nâthan – naw-than’ – A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.) KJV Usage: add, apply, appoint, ascribe, assign, X avenge, X be ([healed]), bestow, bring (forth, hither), cast, cause, charge, come, commit consider, count, + cry, deliver (up), direct, distribute do, X doubtless, X without fail, fasten, frame, X get, give (forth, over, up), grant, hang (up), X have, X indeed, lay (unto charge, up), (give) leave, lend, let (out), + lie, lift up, make, + O that, occupy, offer, ordain, pay, perform, place, pour, print, X pull, put (forth), recompense, render, requite, restore, send (out), set (forth), shew, shoot forth (up). + sing, + slander, strike, [sub-] mit, suffer, X surely, X take, thrust, trade, turn, utter, + weep, X willingly, + withdraw, + would (to) God, yield.
*H8451 – תּרה תּורה – tôrâh tôrâh – to-raw’,to-raw’ – From H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch. KJV Usage: law.
>H3384 – ירא ירה – yârâh yârâ’ – yaw-raw’,yaw-raw’ – A primitive root; properly to flow as water (that is, to rain); transitively to lay or throw (especially an arrow, that is, to shoot); figuratively to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach. KJV Usage: (+) archer, cast, direct, inform, instruct, lay, shew, shoot, teach (-er, -ing), through.
*H7130 – קרב – qereb – keh’-reb – From H7126; properly the nearest part, that is, the centre, whether literally, figuratively or adverbially (especially with preposition) KJV Usage: X among, X before, bowels, X unto charge, + eat (up), X heart, X him, X in, inward (X -ly, part, -s, thought), midst, + out of, purtenance, X therein, X through, X within self.
>H7126 – קרב – qârab – kaw-rab’ – A primitive root; to approach (causatively bring near) for whatever purpose. KJV Usage: (cause to) approach, (cause to) bring (forth, near), (cause to) come (near, nigh), (cause to) draw near (nigh), go (near), be at hand, join, be near, offer, present, produce, make ready, stand, take.
*H3789 – כּתב – kâthab – kaw-thab’ – A primitive root; to grave; by implication to write (describe, inscribe, prescribe, subscribe) KJV Usage: describe, record, prescribe, subscribe, write (-ing, -ten).
*H3820 – לב – lêb – labe – A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything. KJV Usage: + care for, comfortably, consent, X considered, courag [-eous], friend [-ly], ([broken-], [hard-], [merry-], [stiff-], [stout-], double) heart ([-ed]), X heed, X I, kindly, midst, mind (-ed), X regard ([-ed)], X themselves, X unawares, understanding, X well, willingly, wisdom.
>H3824 – לבב – lêbâb – lay-bawb’ – From H3823; the heart (as the most interior organ); used also like H3820. KJV Usage: + bethink themselves, breast, comfortably, courage, ([faint], [tender-] heart([-ed]), midst, mind, X unawares, understanding.
KJV(i) 1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law (*H8451) of the LORD. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. 3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts (H6490) diligently. 5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes (H2706)! 6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. 7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. 8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly. 9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. 10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments (H4687).
*H6490 -פּקּד פּקּוּד – piqqûd piqqûd – pik-kood’, pik-kood’ – From H6485; properly appointed, that is, a mandate (of God; plural only, collectively for the Law) KJV Usage: commandment, precept, statute.
>H6485 – פּקד – pâqad – paw-kad’ – A primitive root; to visit (with friendly or hostile intent); by analogy to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit, etc. KJV Usage: appoint, X at all, avenge, bestow, (appoint to have the, give a) charge, commit, count, deliver to keep, be empty, enjoin, go see, hurt, do judgment, lack, lay up look, make X by any means, miss, number, officer, (make) overseer have (the) oversight, punish, reckon, (call to) remember (-brance), set (over), sum, X surely, visit, want.
*H2707 – חק – chôq – khoke – From H2710; an enactment; hence an appointment (of time, space, quantity, labor or usage) KJV Usage: appointed, bound, commandment, convenient, custom, decree (-d), due, law, measure, X necessary, ordinance (-nary), portion, set time, statute, task.
>H2710 -חקק – châqaq – khaw-kak’ – A primitive root; properly to hack, that is, engrave (Judges 5:14, to be a scribe simply); by implication to enact (laws being cut in stone or metal tablets in primitive times) or (generally) prescribe. KJV Usage: appoint, decree, governor, grave, lawgiver, note, pourtray, print, set.
*H4687 – מצוה – mitsvâh – mits-vaw’ – From H6680; a command, whether human or divine (collectively the Law) KJV Usage: (which was) commanded (-ment), law, ordinance, precept.
>H6680 – צוה – tsâvâh – tsaw-vaw’ – A primitive root; (intensively) to constitute, enjoin. KJV Usage: appoint, (for-) bid. (give a) charge, (give a, give in, send with) command (-er, ment), send a messenger, put, (set) in order.
Pastor Daniel puts it together nicely.
Was once asked: Trying to be a Jew?
Replied: Good enough for Jesus, good enough for me.
KJV(i) 5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people, 6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate. 7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment. 8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean. 9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 10 For precept (H6673) must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line (H6857) upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. 12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. 13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. 14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. 15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: 16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. 17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
*H6673 – צו צו – tsav tsâv – tsav, tsawv – From H6680; an injunction. KJV Usage: commandment, precept.
>H6680 -צוה – tsâvâh – saw-vaw’ – A primitive root; (intensively) to constitute, enjoin. KJV Usage: appoint, (for-) bid. (give a) charge, (give a, give in, send with) command (-er, ment), send a messenger, put, (set) in order.
*H6857 – קו קו – qav qâv – kav, kawv – From H6960 (compare H6961); a cord (as connecting), especially for measuring; figuratively a rule; also a rim, a musical string or accord. KJV Usage: line.
>H6960 – קוה – qâvâh – kaw-vaw’ – A primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting), that is, collect; (figuratively) to expect. KJV Usage: gather (together), look, patiently, tarry, wait (for, on, upon).
Let us tarry together in binding faith.
Have a restful sabbath.