Deuteronomy 3 – Deuteronomy 4
Deuteronomy 5 – Deuteronomy 5
I will honestly have to admit, after reading chapters 3 and 4, I turned to my wife (who is sharing this journey with me) and said, “This is going to be a long few weeks of reading!” I long for story, depth, meaning. Not that these words aren’t important, but . . . it lacked the oomph to keep me exciting. Then I, set things aside, turned the page and started the readings for day 60! Now that is more like it!!
As Moses remembers the story of Israel, we come across the Ten Commandants. (See Day 24 for the original post) Once again, we come across the foundation of the Law upon which God expects us to live by. Yes, we have broken them all, that fact hasn’t changed. Perhaps we have broken them all, because we can’t remember them. So here’s a great little tool to help you remember the Ten Commandments. I’ll give credit to my internship year mentor, Pastor Gary Erdos, for teaching me this one as he was teaching Confirmation Class. I used it every year with my youth, and its a fun, way to remember all ten.
You have to start at the bottom of the picture, and work your way up from there.
#1 – there is only one God. I am the LORD your God, you shall have no other gods before me.
Weather Vane – “Do not take the name of the LORD in vain“
Bath Tub – Honor the Sabbath, and keep it holy.
Mom and Dad – Dressed in the tub: Honor your father and your mother.
Dad holding a gun – you shall not kill.
A tree with a baby doll, growing out of the tub – you shall not commit adultery. (a-doll-tree).
A Robber – You shall not steal.
The Robber holding a picket sign with a lion’s head and a red “no” circle – You shall not lie (No Lion)
The last two commandants are combined for this one. A convertible with your neighbor and all of your neighbor’s belongings – you shall not covet (convert) your neighbors wife, servant, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
So, I know there are some creative liberties taken on this one, but for all of you visual learners out there, this one works. Perhaps if we can remember them, maybe we can live by them.
Our next reading: Deuteronomy 8 – 10
ps: Many thanks to my wife for her creative drawing, the last time I taught this to the confirmation youth! Didn’t she do great!