Today we are going to look at how Jesus knew we would have a hard time remembering the 10 commandments so he made it easy. It’s funny how we don’t seem to want to remember long items. We don’t need to, as we can just Google everything right?
Look at these companies:
AOL – America Online
AT&T American Telephone and Telegraph
BMW – Bavarian Motor Works
CNN – Cabe News Network
CVS – originally Consumer Value Stores
EA Games – EA is from Electronic Arts
Nabisco – Formerly The National Biscuit Company, changed in 1971 to Nabisco
QVC – Quality, Value and Convenience
Sprint – from its parent company, Southern Pacific Railroad INTernal Communication
PBR – Pabst Blue Ribbon
MGD – Miller Genuine Draft
KFC – Kentuck Fried Chicken
Pop Quiz 1 – The Seven Dwarfs:
Pop Quiz 2 – The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments
1 And God spoke all these words:
2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
3 “You shall have no other gods before[a] me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
7 “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
Which one did you get more of Dwarfs or Commandments? Did you notice that they are not called the 10 Suggestions?
Jesus Boils the List Down to Two
34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” -NIC