Many commentators divide the Ten Commandments into two categories: 1) those dealing more with how we relate to God and 2) those dealing more with how we relate to others. Strictly speaking, the final two commandments are the only ones that mention the word ‘neighbor’, drawing into focus the ways in which we treat those around us.
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This series is part three of an occasional series we are doing from Exodus. You can enjoy the first two parts of this extended series on Exodus here:
- What is ‘false testimony’? (Exodus 20:16)
- The triangle of truth assessment: what we take in, what we think, what we speak out
- What lying does to us and our neighbor
- The remedy: “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15)
- What does it mean to ‘covet’? (Exodus 20:17)
- Envying our neighbor
- The insecurity of envy
- The remedy: “godliness with contentment is great gain” (1 Timothy 6:6)
When Lies and Envy Broke Open with Life (Mark 11-15)