What is the sum of the Ten Commandments?
To love God with all my heart, and my neighbor as myself.
“Sum” is a word we normally use when we're doing math. It means to add things together. For example, the sum of 2 + 2 is 4. So what would happen if you took all of God's Ten Commandments and added them up like a math problem? What would you end up with? It may seem weird, but when you add Commandment 1 + Commandment 2 + Commandment 3 + Commandment 4 + Commandment 5 + Commandment 6 + Commandment 7 + Commandment 8 + Commandment 9 + Commandment 10, the answer you get is 2! No, not the number two, but the two Great Commandments!
QUESTIONS TO TALK ABOUT
+ Open a Bible to Exodus 20. Have someone read the Ten Commandments one at a time in random order. After each commandment, have another person tell whether that command is part of the First or Second Table of the Law.
Deut. 6:1-15; 11:1; Matt. 22:35-40; James 2:8
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