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1 Exodus 20:4-6 The Ten Commandments (part 2 of 10) God's Loving Commandments

2 4 You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Exodus 20:4-6 (ESV)

3 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, Exodus 20:4-6 (ESV)

4 6 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:4-6 (ESV)

5 4 Questions concerning the second commandment

6 2 Different Commands?

7 1)You shall have no other gods but me. 2)You shall not make unto you any graven images 3)You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain 4)You shall remember the Sabbath and keep it holy 5)Honor your mother and father Protestant

8 1)You shall have no other gods but me. 2)You shall not make unto you any graven images 3)You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain 4)You shall remember the Sabbath and keep it holy 5)Honor your mother and father Protestant

9 1)You shall not murder 2)You shall not commit adultery 3)You shall not steal 4)You shall not bear false witness 5) You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor Protestant

10 1)You shall not murder 2)You shall not commit adultery 3)You shall not steal 4)You shall not bear false witness 5) You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor Protestant

11 1) I, the Lord, am your God. You shall not have other gods besides me. 2)You shall not take the name of the Lord God in vain 3)Remember to keep holy the Lord's Day 4)Honor your father and your mother 5)You shall not kill Catholic / some Lutheran

12 1) I, the Lord, am your God. You shall not have other gods besides me. 2)You shall not take the name of the Lord God in vain 3)Remember to keep holy the Lord's Day 4)Honor your father and your mother 5)You shall not kill Catholic / some Lutheran

13 1)You shall not commit adultery 2)You shall not steal 3)You shall not bear false witness 4)You shall not covet your neighbor's wife 5) You shall not covet your neighbor's goods Catholic / some Lutheran

14 1)You shall not commit adultery 2)You shall not steal 3)You shall not bear false witness 4)You shall not covet your neighbor's wife 5) You shall not covet your neighbor's goods Catholic / some Lutheran

15 Not having other gods and not making idols are 2 different regulations

16 The first commandment – deals with worshipping the right God The second commandment – deals with worshipping the right God the right way

17 The Life of King Jehu (2 King 9-10) The Good – Establishing the First Commandment He had Queen Jezabeel put to death 2 King 9:30-37 He destroyed the ministers of Baal 2 King 10:18-27

18 The Life of King Jehu (2 King 9-10) The Good – Establishing the First Commandment Thus Jehu wiped out Baal from Israel 2 King 10:28 (ESV)

19 The Life of King Jehu (2 King 9-10) The Bad – NOT establishing the second commandment But Jehu did not turn aside from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel to sin--that is, the golden calves that were in Bethel and in Dan. 2 King 10:29 (ESV)

20 1) What is the second commandment all about? The first commandment forbids false gods, the second commandment forbids false worship

21 1) What is the second commandment all about? The Rule You shall not make for yourself a carved image... carved – peh'-sel to hew, carve, "What profit is an idol when its maker has shaped it, a metal image, a teacher of lies? For its maker trusts in his own creation when he makes speechless idols! Habakkuk 2:18

22 1) What is the second commandment all about? The Rule 4 You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Clarification God was saying He was not to be represented with anything in all of creation

23 1) What is the second commandment all about? The Reason His Jealousy 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God God is Jealous Because of His Love ZEAL

24 1) What is the second commandment all about? The Warning Against iniquity …visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, Iniquity - a ̂ vo ̂ n - perversity, depravity,

25 1) What is the second commandment all about? A Question of Fairness Individual responsibility is still present (Ezekiel 18:20) God holds families responsible for their conduct as a family (2 Kings 10:1-17)

26 1) What is the second commandment all about? The Promise Bigger than the Warning 6 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

27 2) Why is the second commandment so important? A) It keeps our theology CORRECT

28 God is… A) It keeps our theology CORRECT Infinite Invisible Omnipotent Omnipresent A Living Spirit Finite Visible Impotent Local A Dead Physical thing An Idol Makes God…

29 2) Why is the second commandment so important? Worshipping God in an improper manner might look religious but it is actually hateful B) It keeps our worship RIGHT

30 2) Why is the second commandment so important? And you shall not set up a pillar, which the LORD your God hates. (Deuteronomy 16:22 ESV) B) It keeps our worship RIGHT

31 2) Why is the second commandment so important? C) It keeps our lives SAFELY in the loving arms of God

32 3) What does breaking the second commandment look like? A) Putting something man made in Gods PLACE

33 3) What does breaking the second commandment look like? B) Assigning a physical object God exclusive CHARACTERISTICS

34 3) What does breaking the second commandment look like? C) Forcing God into something PHYSICAL Thus says the LORD: "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? (Isaiah 66:1 ESV)

35 3) What does breaking the second commandment look like? D) Treating God like a VENDING MACHINE

36 4) What idolatrous dangers should I be aware of today? PHYSICALPHYSICAL MoneyTechnology Fame and Success People Entertainment

37 SPIRITUALSPIRITUAL Religious Icons Magical and Mystical thinking Plug-in Programs Psychological and Worldly Education World Religions

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