1. To whom were the ten commandments spoken?
“And the Lord spake unto you out of the midst of the fire . . . And He declared unto you His covenant, which He commanded you to perform, even ten commandments,” Deuteronomy 4:12, 13. See also Exodus 20:1-17.
2. Was this a complete law?
“These words the Lord spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and He added no more,” Deuteronomy 5:22.
3. By whom, and on what were the ten commandments written?
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Come up to Me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them,” Exodus 24:12.
“And He gave unto Moses, when He had made an end of communing with him upon Mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God,” chapter 31:18.
4. After this law had been written by God and delivered to Moses, where was it kept?
“And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the Lord commanded me,” Deuteronomy 10:5.
5. Did Moses give a law?
“Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob,” Deuteronomy 33:4.
“And Moses wrote this law,” 31:9.
6. In what was the law of Moses written?
“And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,” Deuteronomy 31:24.
7. After Moses had made an end of writing this law, then where was it put?
“Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee,” verse 26.
NOTE: God’s law was kept in the ark, and the law of Moses in the side of the ark.
8. By what is sin recognized?
“Because the law worketh wrath; for where no law is, there is no transgression,” Romans 4:15.
9. What law is sin the transgression of?
“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For He that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law,” James 2:10, 11.
NOTE: These two commandments are found in the writing of God as it was recorded upon the two tables of stone, and James tells us if we violate one of the ten we are guilty of all.
10. What is the character of the ten commandments?
“Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good,” Romans 7:12. See also Nehemiah 9:13; Psalm 219:172.
11. What is said of the law of Moses?
“Because they had not executed My judgments, but had despised My statutes, and had polluted My sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers’ idols. Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live,” Ezekiel 20:24, 25.
12. Why, then, was the ceremonial law given?
“Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made,” Galatians 3:19.
13. What was the ceremonial law?
“For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect,” Hebrews 10:1.
14. What is the nature of God’s law?
“For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin,” Romans 7:14.
15. How long was the law of ceremonies to continue?
“Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come,” Galatians 3:19.
16. At the death of Christ what became of this law?
“Having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in Himself of twain one new man, so making peace,” Ephesians 2:15.
17. Where was this law nailed?
“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross,” Colossians 2:14.
18. How long did Christ say the law of God would continue?
“For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled,” Matthew 5:18.
19. Can one be subject to the law of God while their mind is carnal?
“Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be,” Romans 8:7.
20. What did the Savior state as one of the conditions of entering into eternal life?
“And He said unto him, Why callest thou Me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments,” Matthew 19:17.
21. What promise is made to those who keep the law of “ten commandments?”
“Blessed are they that do His [God’s] commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city,” Revelation 22:14.
22. Who will be justified before God, the hearers, or the doers of His law?
“For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified,” Romans 2:13.
We can almost see the glimmer
Of the lights upon the shore,
Almost hear the shout of glory,
From the sweet forever more.
Light of ages soon thy splendor,
Dims the brightest noon-day sun,
When thy coming and thy kingdom
And thy will on earth is done.
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