Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Loving heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the Ten Commandments in Your Word, the Bible, and for giving these instructions for Your children to develop a righteous life. It is a blessing that You make it clear that living by the Commandments has nothing to do with salvation, the way to Heaven, but everything to do with developing a godly life. Salvation is explained in John 3:16. “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Probably the most important Commandment is the one that teaches me not to worship any other God than You, the one and only true God. Exodus 20:3-4 “You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image – any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.” Thank you that, because of Your love for Israel, You shared these commandments with them through Moses. Now, because of Your love for me, and through the grace provided by Jesus Christ, I can follow these same principles to live a life that will bring freedom, personal growth, and many other spiritual blessings.
Since the Commandments come from Your love and can be held as ideals even if they can’t be perfectly obeyed, direct me to read and use them as a guide for living. This will be a good check to see how I am doing with how You want me to live. If I am failing in practicing any of Your guidelines, direct me to do whatever it takes to get back on track, even if it involves forgiveness and repentance. Thank you that all Your commandments and instructions are because of Your gift of love and protection for me.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.