This week’s readings begin with the Ten Commandments. In the giving of the commandments God wasn’t trying to start a religion; he was trying to build a relationship with his people (19:4-6). The Ten Commandments show us what God really cares about in three main areas. The first four center on our relationship with God (20:2-11). The next group addresses our relationship with others (20:12-14, 16) and the third group deals with our relationship to things (20:15, 17). The remainder of the texts in the section (and the rest of Scripture for that matter!) recount the struggle that God and people go through to develop and maintain relationship.
Take a few moments to watch this three minute video of Charleton Heston in “The Ten Commandments” (and be grateful for the strides cinematography has taken in the past few decades!) After you’ve watched the clip, I’d love to hear your thoughts regarding the questions below or about anything else you read this week.
I’d love to hear your thoughts……
By its portrayal in this video, do you think Hollywood understands God’s desire to be in relationship with people? What do you think the video convey’s about Hollywood’s perception of God and the Ten commandments?