The Third Commandment

The Third Commandment

[78] “You are to hallow the day of rest.” [79] Our word “holy day” or “holiday” is so called from the Hebrew word “Sabbath,” which properly means to rest, that is, to cease from work; hence our common expression for “stopping work” literally means “taking a...
The Second Commandment

The Second Commandment

49] “You are not to take the name of God in vain.” [50] Just as the First Commandment instructs the heart and teaches faith, so this commandment leads us outward and directs the lips and tongue into a right relationship with God. For the first things that burst forth...
The First Commandment

The First Commandment

“You are to have no other gods.” [1] That is, you are to regard me alone as your God. What does this mean, and how is it to be understood? What does “to have a god” mean, or what is God? [2] Answer: A “god” is the term for that to which we are to look for all good and...