The Sign Between YHWH And His Bride

Published by Rob Skiba May 16, 2014 at 3:54 PM

So, I’ve been thinking about the marriage of Israel and YHWH at Pentecost (the first one at Mt. Sinai), which birthed the Church that is the Bride. What if we thought of the Ten Commandments less as “commandments” and more like wedding vows? Think of them more like your wedding band, which serves as a “sign” to everyone else that you “belong to” another. Going with that analogy…

The 10 Wedding Vows: 

1) I will not have anyone else in my life before You, for You are my Spouse

2) I will not make images of others that may destract me or draw me away from You

3) I will not destroy/defame Your name

4) I will remember the anniversary of that special day You gave me rest

5) I will honor the parents you gave me

6) I will not kill the people You made and love

7) I will not commit adultery against You

8) I will not steal from You or anyone else

9) I will not lie about You or anyone else

10) I will not covet because You have provided everything I need

Seems to put things into a little better perspective doesn’t it? Also helps us understand why breaking these “vows” makes our Spouse unhappy and why keeping them proves our love for Him.

1 John 5:

2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments [wedding vows].

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments [wedding vows]: and his commandments [wedding vows] are not grievous.

Now, on the flip-side, can you imagine someone arguing that they no longer need to keep their wedding vows??

– Rob Skiba

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