The Ten Commandments are an expression of God's eternal character and have binding force today. Here Philip Ryken offers basic principles for interpreting and applying them-explaining them one by one, illustrating each with a biblical account, and relating each to the person and redemptive work of Jesus Christ.This book, Written in Stone is to be read and savored with reflection. God's holiness and his standards for life are clearly related, and the joy of living by God's law is vividly portrayed. Readers will find themselves examining their own lives, changing their ways, and delighting in newfound grace.
The Ten Commandments are the crystallization of God's law - but how do we apply them, and how do they relate to the gospel of sins forgiven? The church exists in a kind of moral limbo where we say we live under grace, yet still know that the commandments have to have a role in our lives somewhere. Where should we place them in our everyday lives, motives and attitudes? The commandments are an expression of God's character - this means that they provide foundational principles for how we relate to God and his plan for our lives.
"One of the best popular, practical and Christ-centered treatments of God's comprehensive moral law available today. Providing the right balance between law and gospel, Ryken shows, primarily through the use of Bible stories and contemporary illustrations, how to use God's law as a mirror to expose our sin and a map to guide our conduct. Here you will find answers for today's moral crisis. Read this book slowly and prayerfully, then give copies to your friends."
President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
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