Main Idea: God made a covenant (that we know as the Ten Commandments) with the Israelites. Today these laws help us know how to love and worship God and help us know how to treat others with justice and kindness.
Unit Description: Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart.
Objectives: Children will learn that:
- God gave the Israelites a set of laws, or rules, called the Ten Commandments that were to help them establish a new life, a new community;
- God's rules are as important today as they were in Old Testament times:
- Laws and rules are a part of everyday life and are intended to improve our lives and make us safe;
- Following the Ten Commandments helps us make choices about things we say and do.