The Ten Commitments
Sounds like a major theater production, doesn’t it? As we get more focused in our walk with the Lord, we discover that the covenants of God were not made lightly. They were forever promises. Some had conditions, some not. But they were irreversible when they were made. They were a statement of God’s heart toward mankind. They were a display of His integrity.
We ought to all establish our own personal set of Ten Commandments for ourselves. They would be our Ten Commitments with which we judge ourselves. That we might grow closer to our Lord. It’s one thing to think something in our head and another to proclaim it with our mouth. But to commit it to paper is to be able to revisit it, asking, “Am I staying the course? Am I pleasing You?”
I’m not afraid to write up my set. They may be added to over time, but they are a proclamation to me and to my God, “This is my commitment to You and to myself.” Here goes:
- I commit to love the Lord my God with all my heart and all my soul and all my might.
- I commit to keep my marriage covenant to my wife and for my children, ‘til death do us part.’
- I commit to love others as God loves them; to be spent for them.
- I commit to make a difference in this world; in my life, my family, my friends, my job, my profession, my world.
- I commit to represent Christ in all His holiness to others.
- I commit to submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
- I commit to rely on His sufficiency for my every need.
- I commit to share the living hope that is within me
- I commit to renew my mind daily with the heart, mind, and character of Christ.
- I commit to keep my commitments.
Your turn to be Moses!