GOD'S COMMANDMENTS ARE FOR OUR GOOD

Introduction

1. If we are to understand the Word of God we must give careful attention to the commands God has put in His Word. We are to keep the commandments of Jehovah "for our good," Deuteronomy 10:13, and therefore we ought to love His "commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold," Psalm 119:127.

2. Jesus said, "If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love," John 15:10. Again, Jesus emphasized that "Ye are my friends, if ye do the things which I command you," John 15:14.

I.GOD TEACHES US BY THE DIRECT STATEMENTS OR COMMANDS IN HIS WORD.

  TEXT

COMMAND

GENERAL

  SPECIFIC

   Gen.6:14

Make an Ark

Wood

 Gopher Wood

Numbers 19:2f. 

Purification

Animal

Red Heifer, water

 Exodus 12:5

Keep Passover

Animal

Lamb/Male/1 yr. old

1 Cor. 11, Mt 26:26-29

Lord's Supper

Food

Bread

Ephesians 5:19

Sing

Music

Vocal 

Note: Under the Law of Moses, God expected people to carry out His commands exactly as He gave the commands.  This is also true under the New Testament: "For if the word spoken through angels proved stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; how shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation? which having at the first been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed unto us by them  that heard..." (Heb.2:2,3)? See also Acts 3:22,23.

 

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