Memorizing an Easier Version of the Ten Commandments
The following 10 commandments were written "in verse" by Isaac Watts, an early 1700 Christian theologian, author of many hymns and books, one being "The Book of Logic" published in 1724. He wrote the ten commandments down in verse for young people to be able to memorize them easier.
1. Thou shalt have no other Gods but Me.
2. Before no idol bow thy knee
3. Take not the name of God in vain
Nor dare the Sabbath day
6. Take heed that thou no murder do
7. Abstain from words and deeds unclean
8. Nor steal, though thou art poor and mean
9. Nor make a willful lie, nor love it
10. What is thy neighbor's, dare not covet
• The law is holy and perfect – Rom. 7:12; Ps 19:7.
• The law reflected the glory of God - 2 Cor. 3:9.
• The Lord was a "tutor" to lead us to Christ - Gal. 3:24.
We are not saved by the law but through faith alone -
we are saved through faith alone, we are to
The Importance of Seeking Through Prayer Grace for Today's Needs
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusted in Thee." Is 26:3 E. M, Bounds wrote,
"True prayers are born of present trials and present needs. Bread,
for today, is bread enough. Bread given for today is the strongest
pledge that there will be bread tomorrow. Victory today, is the
victory tomorrow. Our prayers need to be focused upon the present.
We must trust God today, and leave the morrow entirely with Him. The
present is ours; the future belongs to God. Prayer is the task and
duty of each recurring day - daily prayer for daily needs.
"As every day demands its bread, so every day demands its prayer. No amount of praying, done today, will suffice for tomorrow's praying. On the other hand, no praying for tomorrow is of any great value to us today. Today's manna is what we need; tomorrow God will see that our needs are supplied. This is the faith which God seeks to inspire. So leave tomorrow, with its cares, its needs, its troubles, in God's hands. There is no storing tomorrow's grace or tomorrow's praying; neither is there any laying up of today's grace, to meet tomorrow's necessities. We cannot have tomorrow's grace, we cannot eat tomorrow's bread, we cannot do tomorrow's praying. "Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." and, most assuredly, if we possess faith, sufficient also will be the good."
* The Necessity of Prayer by E. M. Bounds
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