|The Perfect Number for the Perfect Law of God|
|Written by arkwriter|
|Monday, 22 June 2009 17:09|
The Perfect Number for the Perfect Law of God
The number ten is possibly the earliest and most basic system for counting since each human being have been created with ten fingers to count. The decimal system was used by ancient Israel and has now become the universal system. Throughout the Holy Bible we can find the number ten and its multiples frequently used by God for dealing with His people. He gave ten plagues to Egypt for the purpose of setting His people free, and the Ten Commandments to guide them. The fraction one-tenth formed the tithe to which God’s people are to offer Him. Our Lord frequently used the number ten in His parables. The woman had ten silver coins. (Lk. 15:8) “A certain nobleman . . . called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, ‘ Do business till I come.’ . . . Then came the first, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’ ‘And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’ (Lk. 19:12-13, 16-17) “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.” (Mt. 25:1) There are ten powers that cannot separate the true believer from the love of God. (Rom. 8:38-39) There are ten sins that exclude the believer from inheriting the kingdom of God. (1 Cor. 6:9-10) The list can go on and on when we include the multiples of ten. From God’s use of the number and also from man’s perspective, ten is definitely a symbol for completeness and perfection.
It is not by accident or random chance that the all-wise and precisely accurate God gave mankind the Ten Commandments. He did not give nine and neither did He give eleven commandments. He gave exactly Ten Commandments and it was complete and perfect. “. . . So He declared to you His covenant which He commanded you to perform, that is, the Ten Commandments; and He wrote them on two tables of stone.” (Deut. 4:12-13) “. . . He added no more. And He wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me." (Deut. 5:22) “And when He had made an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, he gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.” (Ex. 31:18)
When Moses came down from Mount Sinai “he saw the calf and the dancing. So Moses’ anger became hot, and he cast the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain.” (Ex. 32:19) God did not allow Israel to go without the Ten Commandments so He said to Moses: “Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, and I will write on these tablets the words that were on the first tablets that you broke.” (Ex. 34:1) “And He wrote on the tablets according to the first writing, the Ten Commandments, which the LORD had spoken to you in the mountain from the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly; and the LORD gave them to me.” (Deut. 10:4) God knew that Israel had violated the first two commandments when Moses broke the original tablets. He could have reduced the second set to eight commandments if He wanted to, but He did not. Why not? It would not be complete. Those Ten Commandments are God’s perfect law. Anything less than the Ten Commandments was never in His mind at all. Today we find some ministers preach that Christians need only to observe nine commandments. They claim that the Sabbath commandment had been left out. This is an absolute lie. God had never intended to give nine commandments at all. It has always been the Ten Commandments.
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