LORD’S DAY 34
Q. 92. What is the law of God?
A. God spake all these words, Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 5, saying: I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage ect. God spake all these words, Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 5, saying: I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage ect.
Q. 93. How are these commandments divided?
A. Into two tables: 1 the first of which teaches us how we must behave towards God; the second, what duties we owe to our neighbor. 2
- Ex. 34:28, 29.
- Deut. 4:13. Deut.10:3, 4.
Q. 94. What doth God enjoin in the first commandment?
A. That I, as sincerely as I desire the salvation of my own soul, avoid and flee from all idolatry,1 sorcery, soothsaying, superstition,2 invocation of saints, or any other creatures;3 and learn rightly to know the only true God;4 trust in Him alone,5 with humility and patience6 submit to Him;7 expect all good things from Him only;8 love,9 fear,10 and glorify11 Him with my whole heart; so that I renounce and forsake all creatures,12 rather than commit even the least thing contrary to His will.13
- 1 Cor. 6:9, 10. 1 Cor. 10: 7, 14.
- Lev. 18:21. Deut. 18: 10‑12.
- Mat. 4:10. Rev. 19:10.
- John 17:3.
- Jer. 17:5, 7.
- Heb. 10:36. Col. 1:11. Rom. 5:3, 4. Phil. 2:14.
- 1 Pet. 5:5, 6.
- Psa. 104:27. Isa. 45:7. James 1:17.
- Deut. 6:5. Mat. 22:37.
- Deut. 6:5. Mat. 10:28.
- Mat. 4:10.
- Mat. 5:29, 30. Acts 5:29. Mat. 10:37.
- Mat. 5:19.
Q. 95. What is idolatry?
A. Idolatry is, instead of, or besides that one true God who has manifested Himself in His Word, to contrive or have any other object in which men place their trust.1
- 2 Chron. 16:12. Phil. 3:18, 19. Gal. 4:8. Eph. 2:12.
LORD’S DAY 34
1. What is the Decalogue or the moral law?
The law of the Ten Commandments.
2. How are these commandments divided?
Into two tables: the first teaches us how we are to behave toward God; the second, what duties we owe to our neighbor.
3. What is the first commandment?
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3; Deuteronomy 5:7.
4. What does God forbid in the first commandment?
That I, as sincerely as I desire the salvation of my soul, avoid and flee from all idolatry. I Corinthians 6:9, 10; 10:7, 14.
5. What specific sins of idolatry are condemned by this commandment?
Sorcery, soothsaying, superstition, and invocation of saints or any other creature. Leviticus 18:21; Deuteronomy 18:10-12.
6. What does this first commandment require of you?
That I learn rightly to know the only true God; trust in Him alone, with humility and patience submit to Him; expect all good things from Him only; love, fear, and glorify God with my whole heart. John 17:3; Jeremiah 17:5-7; James 1:17; Deuteronomy 6:5.
7. What will result when you obey the first commandment?
I will renounce and forsake all creatures rather than commit the least thing contrary to God’s will. Matthew 5:19; 10:37.
8. What is idolatry?
It is, besides the one true God who has manifested Himself in His Word, to have any other object in which men place their trust. Philippians 3:18, 19.