The Ten Commandments were Words From the Fire that provided Israel with the basic foundation of their societal, civil, and religious life. They were studied, memorized, pondered upon, recited, and lived. These same commandments are for us. Do we still realize that these remain God's commands and that only in living them can we sustain a stable society and faithful living? In our society, prone to selfishness, the commandments call us to live selflessly; to sacrifice our own desires, and to treat our neighbor gently and with love. How do you love your neighbor? Obey God's commands. Will we take the time to teach, learn, meditate upon, recite, and live the commands? Our choice makes all the difference.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 208 Vendor: Moody Publishers Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches) ISBN: 0802454887 ISBN-13: 9780802454881 Availability: In Stock
If God has spoken, then the highest human aspiration must be to hear what the Creator has said. God has indeed spoken, through the Ten Commandments, and Al Mohler explores this revelation of God and the implications for His people. The promise is to hear, to obey, and to live. These "Ten Words" tell us who God is and what His people should look like.
Mohler is a respected voice on the state of our culture (and the church) today. The Ten Commandments speak to current issues today such as the exclusivity of the Christian God, the essence of worship, capital punishment, just war, business ethics and the postmodern definition of truth.
R. ALBERT MOHLER, JR. is the ninth president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also serves as a professor of Christian theology and editor-in-chief of the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. Mohler is the author of He is Not Silent, Culture Shift, and Desire and Deceit. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife and two children.