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The Conclusion to the Ten Commandments What does God want to impress on us by including both a threat and a promise in the conclusion to the commandments?
Question #1 What is the threat that God attaches to his commandments?
Romans 1:18 and 2:9 Ezekiel 18:4 Matthew 25:41 & 46 Key Point #1 Psalm 119:120 Psalm 119:80 Luke 1:50 Key Point #2 anger death hell tremble in fear and don’t disobey mercymany blessings are moved to obey Matthew 5:3-12 Deuteronomy 5:29 1 John 2:5 Key Point #3 Deuteronomy 11:26-28, 32 Key Point #4 obey every commandment perfectly Matthew 5:48 James 2:10
Romans 1:18 and 2:9 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile;
Ezekiel 18:4 For every living soul belongs to me, the father as well as the son-both alike belong to me. The soul who sins is the one who will die.
Matthew 25:41 & 46 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.’” “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
Key Point #1 When we ______ the commandments, God threatens to ______ us with his _____, earthly _______, _____ and ___. disobey punish anger troubles deathhell
Question #2 What should God’s threats lead us to do?
Psalm 119:120 My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.
Psalm 119:80 May my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be put to shame.
Key Point #2 God’s ______ should lead us to ____ him and not to ______ him. threats fear disobey
Question #3 Why does God also attach a promise to his commandments?
Luke 1:50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.
Matthew 5:3-12 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Deuteronomy 5:29 Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!
1 John 2:5 But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him:
Key Point #3 God’s _______ of _____ and many ________ are added to move us to ____ his _____________. promises mercy blessings obey commandments
Question #4 So what does God want to impress on us by adding both a threat and a promise to his commandments?
Deuteronomy 11:26-28 & 32 See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse - the blessing if you obey the commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today; the curse if you disobey the commands of the LORD your God and turn from the way that I command you today by following other gods, which you have not known. be sure that you obey all the decrees and laws I am setting before you today.
Matthew 5:48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
James 2:10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
Key Point #4 By adding a _____ and a _______ to his commandments, God ________ on us that he wants us to ____ every one of his commandments _______. threat promise impresses obey perfectly
What I’ve Learned By adding a threat and a promise, God wants to impress on me that I should obey every one of his commands perfectly.