Jesus reveals God Character:
Many might not know that The 10 Commandment Law of God is a perfect representation of Gods character. This is the reason the Commandment Law is so important to Christians. If you want to know God, we are given two great examples. The first being Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the second being His perfect Law.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on, you know him, and have seen him.” Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you such a long time, and do you not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father. How do you say, ‘Show us the Father?’ (John 14:6-9)
The 10 Commandment Law Reveals Gods Character:
God is: Love (1 John 4:8)
The Law is: Love (Romans 13:10)
God is: Good (Luke 18:19)
The Law is: Good (1 Timothy 1:8)
God is: Holy (Isaiah 5:16)
The Law is: Holy (Romans 7:12)
God is: Perfect (Mathew 5:48)
The Law is: Perfect (Psalms 19:7)
God is: Pure (1 John 3:2-3)
The Law is: Pure (Psalms 19:8)
God is: Just (Deuteronomy 32:4)
The Law is: Just (Romans 7:12)
God is: True (John 3:33)
The Law is: True (Psalm19:9)
God is: Spiritual (1 Corinthians 10:4)
The Law is: Spiritual (Romans 7:14)
God is: Righteousness (Jeremiah 23:6)
The Law is: Righteousness (Psalm 119:172)
God is: Faithful (1 Corinthians 1:9)
The Law is: Faithful (Psalm 119:86)
God is: Unchangeable (James 1:17)
The Law is: Unchangeable (Matthew 5:18)
God is: Eternal (Genesis 21:33)
The Law is: Eternal (Psalm 111:7-8)
Now that we know that Jesus and the 10 Commandment Law are the perfect representations of Gods Character, we can understand the following verses with greater clarity:
Jesus said; “Don’t think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets. I didn’t come to destroy, but to fulfill. For most certainly, I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not even one smallest letter or one tiny pen stroke shall in any way pass away from the law, until all things are accomplished. Whoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and teach others to do so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever shall do and teach them shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 5:17-19) If we want to be like God and be like Jesus, we must abide by the Ten Commandment Law Of God.
The two great representations of God’s character are intimately connected.
It also unlocks the meaning of the following verse: “This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commandments.” (1 John 2:3) Did you get that? We can know, understand, and experience His character by keeping His Commandments!
It is impossible to know and love God without keeping them!
“One who says, “I know him,” and doesn’t keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth isn’t in him.”
(1 John 2:4)
By keeping His Commandments, we are exercising our actions to be like the One who saves us through His grace and mercy. This is why the Devil goes and makes war against those people who follow after the two great examples of God’s Character.
“The dragon grew angry with the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep God’s commandments and hold Jesus’ testimony.”(Revelation 12:17)
This might seem intimidating, but great is the reward to those who believe in Jesus and keep the Commandments.
“Blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.” (Revelation 22:14)
As we have now learned it is impossible to experience God in any meaningful depth without faith in Jesus Christ and obedience to His Commandments.
“By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep his commandments. For this is loving God, that we keep his commandments. His commandments are not grievous.” (1 John 5: 3)