PCUSA New Member Training: God's Law

The First Table of the Law

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What are the principles in the Bible which are not reflections of their historical settings? This is still an open question and may never be answered satisfactorily, but the Ten Commandments are a good start. In Presbyterian Churches the two tablets of the Ten Commandments are often divided into: 1-4 which deal with our relationship with God and 5-10 which deal with our relationship with others. (Different traditions divide the commandments in different ways. For a discussion of those differences look here.)

The commandments of the first table of the law are:

Carolingian book painters to 840, Moses Receiving the Tablets of the Law, parchment, before 840, British Museum, London, U.K.
Carolingian book painters to 840, Moses Receiving the Tablets of the Law, parchment, before 840, British Museum, London, U.K.
These commandments have principles embedded in them which can be summarized as:

What do these four commands teach us about honoring God? The teachings about honoring God I find in these commandments are