Nov 29, 2019
Deuteronomy 5:16-21 continues Moses’ recitation of the law. In it we have six more of God’s commands that are focused on man’s interrelationship with his fellow man. They are horizontal in nature, dictating the way in which the Israelites were to treat one another. These are practical laws dealing with everyday activities between God’s people. Not only were the Israelites to show reverence and respect for God, they were to treat one another as God’s creations, showing honor to one another through their attitudes and actions. By keeping God’s laws concerning their interpersonal relationship, the people of God were to reflect His holiness and righteousness to the pagan nations around them.