God’s rules do more than restrict—they give freedom. They are words of prevention and protection. They define identity—ours and God’s. Each of the studies in this guide by Rob Suggs looks at one of God’s commandments and a Bible passage that will help you better understand how to apply God’s law. As you study these laws, you will encounter God himself. This revised LifeGuide Bible Study features additional questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, together with expanded leader’s notes and a “Now or Later” section in each study.
“Ten Commandments constitute a ‘Declaration of Dependence.’ They affirm our dependence on God and each other” (Page 5)
“The first commandment simplifies things. Its message is this: Follow the Leader—the only Leader.” (Page 12)
“ anything can be a god. From your observation, what gods are the most popular” (Page 12)
“The Israelites fall back in fear from the manifestations of God’s presence (vv. 18–19). Moses tells them ‘Do not be afraid,’ then goes on to express the hope that the ‘fear of God’ will stay with them (v. 20). How do you resolve the apparent contradiction in Moses’ words?” (Page 10)