God’s Master Strategy

October 6, 2019 –

God’s Master Plan was not complete when He told His people what they must do: love God with all their heart, soul, and mind and love their neighbor at themselves. He also revealed how to do it through the execution of The Ten Commandments and The Beatitudes.

In the Ten Commandments, God gave Moses and the Israelites His Ten Doables for walking with Him.


Master Doables: (Ex. 20)

  1. Put God first. “You shall have no other gods before Me” (v. 3).
  2. Make no idols. “You shall not make for yourself an idol or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate me” (v. 4, 5a).
  3. Reverence the Lord’s name. “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain” (v. 7).
  4. Keep the Sabbath holy. “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of the Lord your God; in it, you shall not do any work” (v. 8)


Master Doables: (Ex. 20)

  1. Honor your parents. “Honor your father and mother that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you” (v.12).
  2. Respect life. “You shall not murder” (v. 13).
  3. Be faithful to your spouse. “You shall not commit adultery” (v. 14).
  4. Be honest. “You shall not steal” (v. 15)
  5. Let your yes be yes and your no, no. “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” (v. 16).
  6. Avoid envy. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor” (v. 27).