The Ten Commandments as handed down by God to Moses on Mt. Sinai. They were considered to be the Law of God for his chosen people. There are, however, some major differences in interpretation.
1. I, the Lord, am your God. You shall not have other gods besides me.
2. You shall not take the name of the Lord God in vain
3. Remember to keep holy the Lord's Day
4. Honor your father and your mother
5. You shall not kill
6. You shall not commit adultery
7. You shall not steal
8. You shall not bear false witness
9. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife
10. You shall not covet your neighbour's goods
Love: A Matter of the Will - Catholic Video By Speaker Ken Yasinski
Is Jesus a priority in our lives? If given the exercise to make a Top 10 list of what you value most in life, what would occupy the number one position? What if Jesus comes in at number 4 on the list of life priorities, is that good enough? At the number four spot, it would seem like we are doing pretty good, however we are not designed to have Jesus third for the top, we are designed to have Jesus at the top of the list. When God gave Moses the top ten list, he placed at the top of His, what He wanted at the top of ours. "You shall have no other God's be me." In other words, God doesn't want to occupy any other position in our hearts except at the top. Because whatever is at the top is our god. That ever occupies the number one position is the object of our worship and devotion, it is what our lives centre around because the number one position takes president over all other positions. St. Augustine said, "Peace is the tranquility of order." When Jesus holds that number one position in our hearts, our life takes on God's order and the fruit of this is peace. When God becomes anything but the number one priority in our life, we have a disordered order of priorities and the fruit of this is chaos. So if you made a list of life priorities, where would you place your relationship with God?
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The Catholic Ten Commandments are a summary of "the conditions of a life freed from the slavery of sin" (Catechism, 2057).
They must be understood in relation to the "law of love": Love of God and love of neighbor summarize all of Catholic morality. The law of love is also the first principle & source of the moral law. It contains "all the law and the prophets" (Mt 22:40).
The Catholic Ten Commandments are a description of the minimum that love requires.
Christian life itself requires much more than simply following the Ten Commandments