This year my husband and I decided to go through the Bible in one year. As we went through the Pentautech, I found myself overwhelmed with the list of commandments God gave to his people. When I wasn’t overwhelmed I continued to think, “Well, I don’t have to worry about that because I have never done it and don’t really struggle with that”.
Then as we moved along and continued to see the way God’s people continually reject him I would be overcome with self-righteousness and frustration that they just could not get it right and obey God. That was until I started reading this book. Through this book I learned that the ten commandments encompass so much more than my initial thoughts and reactions to them. Our Lord gave us these commandments to transform us daily to his image and to have us show his love, holiness and compassion towards others day to day. Not just as a list of what to do or not to do. God has convicted me over and over as I read this book and shown areas of sin that I continue to accept and look the other way.
I highly recommend this book, and encourage you to come with open hearts praying that God will show you areas of sin and make you more like him!
This book review is possible by Crossway. Crossway provided me with a review copy of this book. Content taken from Ten Words to Live By by Jen Wilkin ©2021.