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~READ EPUB ⚔ The Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them ♱ The Ten Commandments were foundational to the lives of the ancient Israelites, but many Christians don t know how the list relates to their lives today Are they still relevant If so, which rules still apply What do these commands mean in light of God s grace and mercy shown in Jesus In this book, Kevin DeYoung delivers critical truth about God s Ten Commandments as he makes clear what they are, why we should know them, and how we should apply them Revealing the timelessness and goodness of God s ancient commands, this accessible and important book helps readers know, obey, and delight in God s law and everything it means for their lives today Balancing the Load Why They Matter Most Likely To... and Why We Should Obey Them ♱ The Ten Commandments were foundational to the lives of the ancient Israelites Blind (Lorelei Bluffs Book 3) but many Christians don t know how the list relates to their lives today Are they still relevant If so The Counterfeiter-Catching Cat (Beatrice Young Cat Mystery which rules still apply What do these commands mean in light of God s grace and mercy shown in Jesus In this book Gordo & the Gringo Kevin DeYoung delivers critical truth about God s Ten Commandments as he makes clear what they are Selendang Pelangi why we should know them Dünyanın Üç Yüzü and how we should apply them Revealing the timelessness and goodness of God s ancient commands Maniilaq this accessible and important book helps readers know Secret Admirer obey The Penguin Pool Murder (Hildegarde Withers and delight in God s law and everything it means for their lives today Good teaching on something sometimes too familiar to appreciate adequately Some chapters wereenlightening for me than others, but this was accessible and worthwhile It made for a good discussion in our Sunday school class, too. This book is actually really solid Often I found myself convicted of my sins by DeYoung s exposition of the decalogue, but also encouraged by him to look unto Christ for my hope and salvation DeYoung writes about the 10 Commandments in a way that fulfills the three fold use of the law, and specifically emphasizes how it directs us in our lives as Christian s today. I really enjoyed this book It s easy and accessible, yet deep and thought provoking. Excellent book Thorough, biblical, readable a great gift book as well This book coupled with Fesko s book on the subject The Rule of Love are the two best modern books on the subject Where DeYoung excels is in the area of modern application He understands our culture and how we tend to break each commandment He s also thoroughly biblical, as the book is littered with cross references and illustrations drawn from scripture These two things alongside DeYoung s engaging and readable writ Excellent book Thorough, biblical, readable a great gift book as well This book coupled with Fesko s book on the subject The Rule of Love are the two best modern books on the subject Where DeYoung excels is in the area of modern application He understands our culture and how we tend to break each commandment He s also thoroughly biblical, as the book is littered with cross references and illustrations drawn from scripture These two things alongside DeYoung s engaging and readable writing style make this book a very enjoyable read Although at times DeYoung does consider how Jesus Christ fulfills the commandments, this is far from the emphasis in his treatment, and sometimes he skips it altogether That is, it can be law heavy at times, failing to make the proper connections to how Christ and the New Covenant apply in particular applications He s also weak, at times, in drawing theological application and or doing justice to the proper OT context Since this is where Fesko s book excels mentioned above , I strongly recommend the two to be read side by side as an excellent compliment to each other Ask anyone if they are familiar with the Ten Commandments and the answer will be in the affirmative But ask that same person to recite the ten commandments by memory The results will not be as encouraging, even among professing Christians.Kevin DeYoung devotes his latest book, The Ten Commandments to explaining and exploring these ten imperatives The subtitle describes the essence of the book What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them.DeYoung carefully guides readers throug Ask anyone if they are familiar with the Ten Commandments and the answer will be in the affirmative But ask that same person to recite the ten commandments by memory The results will not be as encouraging, even among professing Christians.Kevin DeYoung devotes his latest book, The Ten Commandments to explaining and exploring these ten imperatives The subtitle describes the essence of the book What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them.DeYoung carefully guides readers through each commandment, grounding his exposition in Scripture and applying his explanation to the real world needs of contemporary people Each chapter focuses on one commandment in particular and is set forth in a clear and understandable way.I found The Ten Commandments to be deeply encouraging and challenging DeYoung s writing is engaging and draws readers from different backgrounds to one conclusion These commandments are for today But in the final analysis, they lead us directly to the cross of Christ Indeed, as DeYoung writes, We can no longer keep the Ten Commandments rightly unless we keep them in Christ, through Christ, and with a view to the all surpassing greatness of Christ As new creations in Christ, the law is not only our duty but also our delight If we want to love Christ as he deserves and as he desires, we will keep his commandments I received this book free from the publisher I was not required to write a positive review I think it s a very relevant book that goes well with the Hole in Our Holiness book by the same author and exlores the topic of righteous living according to God s standards.Kevin is good in showing the transformation of the commandments in the New Testament and their relevancy for the church He is always very streightforward, heartfelt and deep, but also very short Which is good. A good, theologically solid read on the Ten Commandments 4 5 because I found it a bit too colloquial at times. Really enjoyed this book, he really bought to life how the commandments are applicable this side of the cross Kevin DeYoung has written a number of accessible level books for lay people in the church From topics of busyness, to holiness, to how do we find God s will, these books have helped the church grapple with difficult areas of doctrine for today.In his latest book on the Ten Commandments, DeYoung sets out to explain what they mean, why they matter, and why we should obey them.Coming from a different view to the author, I was interested to read this book and see if his arguments were convincing S Kevin DeYoung has written a number of accessible level books for lay people in the church From topics of busyness, to holiness, to how do we find God s will, these books have helped the church grapple with difficult areas of doctrine for today.In his latest book on the Ten Commandments, DeYoung sets out to explain what they mean, why they matter, and why we should obey them.Coming from a different view to the author, I was interested to read this book and see if his arguments were convincing So let s see if he manages to answer those three questions in this book.What They MeanThroughout the book Kevin explains what the different words mean in the decalogue He explains them from a Jewish perspective what each would have meant to the original reader and how they would have been implemented.From there, DeYoung turns to how Christ has deepened and transformed the commands He does a good job at showing how each commandment points forward to Him.He did tend to rely a lot on the Heidelberg Catechism for getting the meaning though, which felt a little removed from the text Of course, the catechism has proof texts for what it says, but it would have been good to use those instead For those from a non confessional or don t realise they are confessional position, like many in the UK, this may seem weird.At some points he explains what different views are on what the commandments mean, but does this primarily from a Presbyterian context Having a Lutheran, Anglican, or Baptist view may have opened the book up to a wider audience.So in terms of answering the question what they mean , I d say yes, he does answer it But from a particular perspective.Why They MatterFrom there, the author turns to ask why the commandments matter He does again a good job at explaining this from the Israelite perspective He makes a good case that the Ten Commandments are like the constitution for Israel This does appear to be the point of the narrative in Exodus, with the 10 words given to Israel being like the 10 words that God used to create everything.He was also strong in showing that they all matter because they all teach us something about love for God and neighbour As the New Testament tells us, all of Scripture is useful for teaching, so it is good to pick that up.When explaining how this is translated to members of the New Covenant, DeYoung says When a piece of music is transposed, the melody stays the same, but it s played in a different octave or a different key That s sort of how the Ten Commandments change from the Old Testament to the New It s the same score, different key These commandments are still commandments for the church, but they have all been transposed by the coming of Christ I would have liked athought out explanation of that idea Kevin basically says that Jesus kept the 10 commandments, so we should The danger with that though is remembering the timeframe Jesus lived in He was born under the law to save those under the law Gal 4 4 He also said that Paul endorsed them as a way for God s people to love each other When we love, we fulfill the commandments, and when we obey the commandments, we are fulfilling the law of love Paul seems to be suggesting that love is the fulfilment of the law, not that they re interchangeable again something I d have likedon for example, Brian Rosner s Paul and the Law seems to suggest otherwise.So, in terms of this question, he answers the question strongly for the Israelite context, but I would have liked someto allow them to be eternal e.g when were they introduced, how all God s words are useful for today.Why We Should Obey ThemMoving onto the final question, DeYoung starts his book by introducing the 10 commandments as Ten Words that God wants all of us to follow He then continues this idea by stating that each command calls us to do something The understanding seems to be that these commandments are applicable to all people at all times From my reading of Romans 3, Galatians 3 and Hebrews 7, this does not appear to be as simple as that, so I would have liked a bitexplanation from the text.Primarily, Kevin lists 5 main reasons why we should obey the 10 commandments today The first of these is who we are His argument is that the Israelites are a kingdom of priests and a holy nation, the same as Christians are today 1 Pet The gist being that, in order to be holy, we should live God s way which in this case is by the 10 C s Strangely, the idea that the commandments were given to people saved from Egypt as the introduction to them says did not appear at this point I would have appreciated that to be thrashed out, since, in context, Christians today are not rescued from Egypt, so there is an apparent discontinuity there.His second point is who God is in himself This point is strong DeYoung says the law is an expression of the Lawgiver s heart and character Amen Although, in the Lord Jesus we see the Father John 14 9 , so the argument could be made that Jesus fulfils the 10 commandments in that way.Reason three is who God is to us Here the author helpfully reminds us that God gives us commands for our good It is common in our world today to think that commands are inherently bad meaning to oppress us.This point rolls into his 4th reason where we are DeYoung argues that the 10 commandments are not instructions to get us out of Egypt They are rules for a free people to stay free Again, the argument for how we get from laws given to a nation rescued from Egypt to today was missing here.Finally, the last reason is what He has done We are reminded here that the commandments follow the gospel The Bible is not advocating a view of do to be saved , but instead says done, so you can do This is something that does need addressing in a world that thinks we must work to be saved.So in summary, DeYoung makes some good correctives to our approach to God s law in this question, which I am thankful for However, I am not sure he makes as concrete a case as I would have liked for why everyone should obey them Perhaps I am looking for a higher level book than what is here, but I feel with the recent debates in evangelical circles, this should at least have been mentioned or further reading provided.Perhaps, if this receives a second edition, some QA could be added to the back similar to Schreiner s 40 questions on the law I think it would help bolster the points made in this book.I would recommend this book to those looking for an introduction to the Reformed presbyterian view on the purpose of the 10 Commandments for today, but would also recommend picking up some others at the same time perhaps Sinai and the Saints.Thanks to Crossway for letting me have a preview of this book for reviewing