As a believer, we are forgiven! Amen! So now, I can do what I want right? I’m already forgiven after all.
The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20) ESV
- God said to the people of Israel: I am the LORD your God, the one who brought you out of Egypt where you were slaves.
- Do not worship any god except me.
- Do not make idols that look like anything in the sky or on earth or in the ocean under the earth. … I am the LORD your God, and I demand all your love.
- Do not misuse my name. I am the LORD your God, and I will punish anyone who misuses my name.
- Remember that the Sabbath Day belongs to me. You have six days when you can do your work, but the seventh day of each week belongs to me, your God.
- Respect your father and your mother, and you will live a long time in the land I am giving you.
- Do not murder.
- Be faithful in marriage.
- Do not steal.
- Do not tell lies about others.
- Do not want anything that belongs to someone else.
God makes it perfectly clear what He expects from His people. Jesus tells us to forgive one another which tells us that being already forgiven does not mean we don’t falter and it does not mean we are automatically clean.
The message delivered is accountability and that the ‘punishment’ is to match the ‘crime’. We will all be held accountable for how we did with obeying the commandments given to us.