How well do you know the Commandments? Although we should be living them daily, how many of us know them off hand, and out of order? My sister taught me a great way to remember them and to teach them.
Use your fingers to help you:
#1 God is number 1. I am the Lord your God, you shall have no other gods before Me.
#2 Your fingers make a V shape. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
#3 Your fingers make a W (worship). Remember to keep holy the Sabbath.
#4 Next to God in deserving your respect are your parents. Honor your father and your mother. (The only commandment with a promise-look it up!)
#5 Open one hand and then make a fist. Thou shall not kill.
#6 This is a tough one for kids but it has the word adult in it. Thou shall not commit ADULTery. (For kids it’s about purity of mind, mouth and body.)
#7 Seven starts with S; so does steal. Thou shall not steal.
#8 Eight goes around and around with no end. So does a lie until you confess and tell the truth. Thou shall not bear false witness.
Nine and ten are both about coveting but people are more important than things so:
#9 Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife.
#10 Thou shall not covet they neighbor’s goods.
Learn them, teach them, live them. For Christ said, “If you love Me, you will keep my commandments." (John 14:15)