In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. Hebrews 12:4 (NIV)
Reflect on the Ten Commandments and your greatest struggles.
10. Your struggle with contentment
You shall not covet. Something within us wants more.
9. Your struggle with truth
You shall not give false testimony. Sometimes it isn’t easy to handle the truth.
8. Your struggle for integrity
You shall not steal. What can you be trusted with?
7. Your struggle with purity
You shall not commit adultery. Does anyone find this one easy? Purity is a struggle.
6. Your struggle for peace
You shall not murder. How do you bring peace in a world filled with trouble?
5. Your struggle with authority
Honor your father and your mother. Who hasn’t struggled with some authority figure?
4. Your struggle with time
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. It’s a struggle to master time and establish order.
3. Your struggle with religion
You shall not misuse the name of the Lord. The world is full of people claiming God’s name.
2. Your struggle to worship
You shall not make for yourself an idol. We have an impulse to bring God down to our level.
1. Your struggle with God
You shall have no other gods before me. It isn’t easy to let God be God.
Rate each of the commands on a scale from 1 (no struggle) to 10 (great struggle).