Exodus 20, 21  I am the Lord thy God who have brought you out of Egypt…


I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Exodus 20:2


10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

The Ten Commandments

  1. No gods before me
  2. No idols
  3. Do not take my name in vain
  4. Keep Sabbath holy
  5. Honor father and mother
  6. Do not murder
  7. Do not commit adultery
  8. Do not steal
  9. Do not give false testimony
  10. Do not covet

⇒  1-4 Relationship with God.  5-10 Relationship with Persons. In God’s value system, persons are always of greater worth than things.

Exodus 21

2 If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing. 3 If he came in by himself, [1] he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him.


instill (an attitude, idea, or habit) by persistent instruction:  “the failures of the churches to inculcate a sense of moral responsibility”

28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.   Mark 12:28-31