Insights & Bible Stories Related to Each
of the Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments were originally about a covenant of love for Israel (Neh. 1:5) and it governed their relationships (see purpose section).
When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, He answered by stating that all the laws are rooted in two:
- Love the Lord with all your heart
- Love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:36-40).
We were created for relationship with God and one another. The Ten Commandments are divided accordingly.
This section provides insight into each of the Ten Commandments and a Bible story to illustrate each. The following information is not exhaustive, nor does in necessarily address the specific meaning of the Ten Commandments in our present age (new covenant). For details on how and why the Ten Commandments were transformed see the Law & Grace section.
Commandments Addressing Relationship with God
Commandments Addressing Relationship with Others
"Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets"