The Best Way to Remember the 10 Commandments
by Ethan Morales
Good morning boys and girls Happy Sabbath. I hope you guys are having a good Sabbath. Happy weekend. And I hope you guys have a good upcoming week.
Today for our children’s story, we’re going to do something, I guess you could say somewhat different. Of course, let’s start off with our Bible. We’re going to kind of introduce the Bible throughout the story. So we won’t just read our verse first we’re going to go with as we as we go through this story. So if we open our Bible to Exodus 20, we’ll see here we can see the 10 commandments. So that’s what we’re going to talk about boys and girls today, the 10 commandments. What was going on? Not… Not those templates not the more family friendly 10 commandments. What? No, no, not that one guys come up. The other one, the ones from the actual Bible. Well, I mean, those stories are based on Bible. Let’s just get to the Bible. All right, the actual Bible.
So the first commandment that we have here, if we look at verse 20, so Exodus chapter 20, verse two, it says, You must not have any other gods performed. Now we’re going to get to all 10. But when I was a kid, I was like, how the heck am I supposed to remember these? Right? I had no clue. It was I think when I was, shoot, in the junior class here at Downey, that I had a teacher named teacher, Annie. She no longer with us here at the church, though she moved away. But any of you’re watching, thank you for this. As you can probably tell, I can still remember this, even when I’m an adult. But I want to share with you guys what she shared with me all those years ago. So the little bit of lint. The first one that we have here that we just read is God is number one. Alright, so as you can see, I have the little one right there so we can always remember that this is the first command. Okay. First one, yeah.
Next, if we look at Exodus again, chapter 20, verse four, it says, You must not make yourself an idol of any kind, or an image to bow down to Alright, so if we look at our second commandment, we see here we have a number two, who looks like he’s bowing down and this is a big nono, right? We’re not supposed to bow down to any other gods. God is our number one God and we are to worship Him. So and we can’t make any idols. Alright, so second 10 commandment down. Good.
Next one, it says you must not misuse the name of the Lord your God. All right. Okay, so we’re on number three. So how are we going to tie that in? So you can see here, I attempted to draw a pair of lips, whether they looked like it or not, that’s up to you, but I did my best. Here we can see lips, and we can see the number three here and read right. So always remember boys and girls. Number three, do not use the name of the Lord your God in vain.
Next commandment. Exodus chapter 20, verse eight, where it says, Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have six days each week free, ordinary work, but on the seventh day is a holy day dedicated to the Lord your God. Okay. So we’ll jump back here again to our picture. And we can see here we have number four. And then if you look closely, there’s a little cross on the number four. So we always remember that fourth is the commandment to keep the Sabbath day home. Okay.
Next, we have number five, where it says, Honor your mother and father, then you will have a long full life in the land the Lord your God has given. Okay. Now for this one, I want you to guys to remember this hand, okay? Kind of like you’re holding up your hand like you’re honoring your mother and father, right and you’re holding up five fingers. So remember, number five, honor your mother and your father. Okay.
Next, we’re looking at again, Exodus 20 verse, Exodus chapter 20 Verse. Where was it? Verse 13, where it says, You must not murder Alright, and then for this I remember teacher Annie drew a six that looked like a bomb. Okay, so what a bombs do they they explode and they sometimes Kochi. So remember, number six, do not commit murder. Okay. All right.
Next we have verse 14, where it says, You shall not commit adultery. Now for those of you who don’t know what adultery is, and trust me when I was a kid, I had no idea what this meant either. It means to not cheat on your husband or your wife, right? So don’t go around looking for other people to you know, kiss or hold hands with while you’re married. You must stay committed to you Your wife or husband, right? So in that case, number seven here, we can see a seven here that’s drawing the, you know, toward his heart apart, right? So don’t cheat on your husband and wife stay faithful to them, just as God has stayed faithful to you. Okay?
Number eight. Let’s take a look back at our Bible. Now we’re on verse 15, where it says you must not steal. Alright? And for this one, we drew a little, little robber, little bandit, with a facemask. That looks like the number eight, right? So don’t steal, don’t rob, these, you know, this is one of the commandments that God has given, you know, pretty straightforward. I don’t think that one needs any other explanation.
Next commandment, we’re on number nine at this point. Number, Verse 16 says, You must not testify falsely against your neighbor. Now again, when I was a kid, I was like, testify falsely like with essentially boys and girls, that means do not lie. Do not lie to your parents don’t lie to your friends. Just don’t like it’s not good.
Now for this one. This one’s kind of a little funny one, but we can see here we have the number nine, and he’s lying down. Alright, so I want you to remember number nine is not supposed to lie down. Okay, so nine do not lie. All right.
And lastly, but not leastly. We have this 10th command, right? Where it says you must not covet your neighbor’s house, nor your neighbor’s wife, servant ox or duck. Okay. And again, as a kid, I was like covet what the heck discovered. Never heard that word as a kid. Number 10 essentially means do not get jealous of what your friends or your neighbors around you have. For example, if you go to school, and you see your friend has this nice little toy, right? Don’t don’t feel hatred to your friend because they have that point you don’t right. And for this, I want you to remember this, right? So we can see here that the guy on your left has a nice house with windows while the guy on the right does not right. You can see he has a little angry face because his neighbor has a nice house and he doesn’t. Alright. So again, big no, no.
All right. Okay, that covers the 10 commandments. Let’s go through them one more time. And we’ll conclude for today. Okay. So number one, God is number one, right? You can have a you can have other things going on your life. But the most important thing to keep in mind is that you have to keep God as number one priority in your life. Always seek that relationship with him boys and girls. Number two, you do not bow down to any false images, don’t make yourself any images and worship them in place of God. Okay. Number three, do not use the name of the Lord your God in vain. Don’t go around saying, you know, oh my god or you know, things like that. That is bad. Don’t say that. I know. I just said it. I know. But that was for educational purposes. Okay. Plus, I’ll confess to that as well. Number four, is to keep the Sabbath day homey. Very important. Not only do you guys need a day to rest from you know, all the work that you guys are doing like homework, sports and all that. But you also need a day to commune with God, right? Get to know Him so that you can exemplify his character in everything you do. Number five, I know I kind of didn’t like this one as a kid because, you know, what do my parents know as a kid as a kid? To always remember to honor your mother and father, okay. Number six, do not commit murder. Do not kill anyone. Number seven. Do not commit adultery. Do not cheat on your husband or wife. Number eight, do not steal number nine. Remember I said remember the nine is not supposed to lie down number nine do not lie. And lastly, number 10. Do not covet or do not be jealous of what other people have that you do not.
Okay. So boys and girls. I hope you guys remember these illustrations. I know I certainly have throughout the years. Come back to this video whenever you want and remember the 10 commandments. And I hope boys and girls that these you see these as a guide to live a more happy and meaningful life. Not only for yourself, but for the people around you as well.
Okay, let us pray. Dear Heavenly Father, Lord, thank you guys so much for another day of life, Lord for for allowing us to be able to come here and worship You, Lord. Right now I ask that you please be with these children. May you guide and protect them maybe with their family, parents and loved ones or may you continue to guide and protect them as they grow along your path. Lord. Thank you again, Lord for everything you’ve done. We ask for the forgiveness of our sins. And we ask all these things in the name of your Holy Son Jesus Christ, amen.
Bye boys and girls Happy Sabbath and we’ll see you next time.