“Love Your Neighbour As Yourself” (Exodus 20:1-17)

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Worship Your God:
"Love your neighbour as yourself"

Exodus 20:1-17 (The Ten Commandments: 5-10)

Pastor Jose Lam

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Worship Your God: 'Love Your Neighbour As Yourself'

Exodus 20:1-17 (Part 2) “Love Your Neighbour As Yourself’ (The Ten Commandments: 5-10)


Love Your Neighbour As Yourself 

The first four commandments unpack how Israel’s knowledge of their God should shape their relationship with him. The next six unpack how that knowledge should shape our relationship with other human beings. Jesus himself would summarise and uphold this part of the law in this way: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’. 


In love, God had drawn near to his people to make himself known to them and bless them. The purpose of this is so that God’s people may follow God’s example. For in love, they shall draw near to their neighbour to make God known to them and bless them, resulting in praise toward God. This is the focus of the second division in the ten commandments. 



Laws For A Free People (vv.12-17) 

These commands are a vision of what life is going to look like in God’s promised land for the people whom God set free from slavery in Egypt. God’s people are to start learning to live that way now in anticipation that God will surely lead them into it. So that the moment they enter and take possession of the land, they may make God known to the people around them as the people God has redeemed for himself. 


But we know that Israel by their stubborn hearts would not obey these laws. For these laws can only be obeyed in their fullness by free people. And while Israel had been set free from slavery to Pharoah, yet they had not been set free from slavery to sin. Israel by their sinful nature could not obey these laws either now or upon entry into God’s promised land, and for the entirety of their stay in that land. 



So these ten commandments were not the end of the story for God’s people. They were pointing forward to an even greater act of liberation in Jesus Christ, so that God’s people would be truly free to fulfil the requirements of this law. 



Making God Known to our neighbour 

The commands directed toward our neighbour are the way we make God known to our neighbour. The commands are to be obeyed now, but they look to the future of living in God’s place. Obey God’s word now by faith so that you may enjoy the fullness of God’s blessing when he brings you into God’s place. By obeying these commandments, this is how God’s people are to be God’s kingdom and priests; God’s treasured possession.


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Next Week 19 February 2023

Worship Your God: "I Have Spoken To You"

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Rev Chris Chua


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