This Sunday, our journey through the Ten Commandments comes to an end as we arrive at commandment ten. We’ve learned, as we’ve gone through the previous nine commandments, that they are not as easy to keep as you might think. In fact, I suspect that most everyone has broken a number of them, myself included. But, if for some reason, you think you’re unscathed thus far, commandment ten should disabuse you of that thought. The great reformer, Martin Luther, said the tenth commandment is for those who “wish to be commended as honest and virtuous because they have not offended against the preceding commandments.”
But let’s not forget that God gave the Ten Commandments not only to show us our inability to keep them, but to lead us to the One who kept them on our behalf. The Ten Commandments show you why Jesus matters and how satisfaction in Him will yield contentment with life. That’s especially important, in our day, as we consider this last command.