Questions & Answers

Questions 42 & 43

By tomcastor | July 1, 2019

The second command helps to explain the first one. The first command says that God’s people must worship him alone. The second command says how they must worship him. They must not make an idol.   An idol is an image. People could make these images out of wood or stone or gold. The image…

Questions 44 & 45

By tomcastor | July 1, 2019

A person’s name is important to them. In most cultures, people have more than one name. A person has a family name. They also have a name that their parents gave to them. A person’s name tells people who they are and where they belong. Our names represent us. We can use a person’s name…

Questions 46 & 47

By tomcastor | July 1, 2019

The fourth command tells Israel* to remember the Sabbath day. They were to keep it as a holy day.   The word Sabbath means rest. The first time we hear about a day of rest is in the very first chapters of the Bible.* God made all things in just six days. When he finished…

Questions 48 & 49

By tomcastor | July 1, 2019

Jesus said there are two commands in the law* that are the most important in life. The first command is, ‘Love God with all of your heart.’ * The second command is, ‘Love your neighbor* as yourself.’ These two commands work together. They give us a way to think about the 10 commands that God…

Questions 50 & 51

By tomcastor | September 26, 2019

The sixth command tells Israel,* ‘You must not murder.’   God gave this command to each person under the covenant.* This command does not speak about rulers who may lead an army or must act as a judge. It does not speak about war. It does not speak to a judge who must take someone’s…

Questions 52 & 53

By tomcastor | October 3, 2019

Many of the commands that God gave to Moses* tell us what not to do. We must not worship* other gods. We must not murder. And now, we must not commit adultery.   But all of the commands also tell us what we should do to please God. For example, the first command tells us…

Questions 54 & 55

By tomcastor | December 11, 2019

When God made men and women, he gave them work to do. He made the world so that people could eat the things they grow. They could make things from the work of their hands. They could have things that belong to them. God gave this command to protect the things that people own.  …

Questions 56 & 57

By tomcastor | December 14, 2019

People sometimes say, ‘A man is only as good as his word.’ What do they mean when they say that? ‘You can judge whether a man is good or bad by how well he keeps his promises.’ We cannot trust* a person who does not tell the truth. A person who lies can do great…

Questions 58 & 59

By tomcastor | December 18, 2019

The tenth command talks about our desires. ‘You must not want to have your neighbor’s house. You must not want his wife. And you must not want his men and women servants. You must not want his cattle or his donkeys. You must not want to have anything that belongs to another person.’[1]   But…

Question 60 & 61

By tomcastor | December 18, 2019

God had made a covenant* with Abraham.* He made many promises to Abraham and his family. He promised Abraham that he would give them a land of their own. He promised to make them a great nation. He promised to be with them and guide them. He promised that they would bring a blessing* to…