God Created the Commandments
Gen. 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Gen. 1:3 Then God said, Let there be light; and there was light.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The Word, Gods Word or Language existed from the beginning. That Word or Language was a part of God, just as our word or language is a part of us. Indeed Gods Word or Language defines God, just as our language defines us.
Therefore, Language a group of words, formulae, musical notes, actions or body language is who a person is. Without language people are not human but just a breathing entities.
The First Commandment from Creation
From the first verse in the Bible, we learn that God is the Creator of heaven and earth, of everything. Since, obviously, God created everything, everything belongs to Him to do with what He wants or to allow others to use the materials and forces from His creation by His Word or Language, even giving others authority over parts of His world.
3056. lo/goß logos; from 3004; a word (as embodying an idea), a statement, a speech:
3056. lo/goß logos, log´-os; from 3004; something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation
3004. le÷gw lego, leg´-o; a primary verb; properly, to lay forth, i.e. (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas 2036 and 5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while 4483 is properly to break silence merely, and 2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean.
From the first verse, we must note that the One who created everything is called God, Elohim. He is the Supreme Being, there is no other.
430. MyIhølTa elohiym, plural of 433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God;
Is. 45:5 I am the LORD, and there is no other;
Besides Me there is no God.
I will gird you, though you have not known Me;
Is. 45:6 That men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun
That there is no one besides Me.
I am the LORD, and there is no other,
Note that Isaiah shows that God is the Supreme being by giving the example from the creation, the rising and setting sun. No one else created the heavens and the earth, in spite of what some deceived theologians think. They say some word-being is the creator who be-came a man, died and was resurrected. They dare not use these two verses because they directly contradict the concept of many gods in one, one what? person, office, association, troika? Thus saith the Lord, no one is God but the creator, Besides Me there is no God and That there is no one besides Me. The word me is singular, one person not two or three persons. Further, the last part of verse six says, I am the LORD, and there is no other.
Here is more evidence:
Is. 45:22 Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth;
For I am God, and there is no other.
Is. 46:9 Remember the former things long past,
For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is no one like Me,
Joel 2:27 Thus you will know that I am in the midst of Israel,
And that I am the LORD your God,
And there is no other;
And My people will never be put to shame.
Over a hundred verses attest to the fact that there is no other God but the Creator, the Supreme Being. From the information in the first verse of the Bible, we must believe and acknowledge the Creator and Supreme Being. While, if we understand the creation, we do not need a commandment to tell us we should never recognize anyone or anything else as the Supreme Being who created the heavens and the earth. However to make sure people understand this fact, God says:
Ex. 20:2 ¶ I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
Deut. 5:7 ¶ You shall have no other gods before Me.
As the psalmist says, Gods Language created the heavens and the earth:
Psa. 33:4 For the word of the LORD is upright,
And all His work is done in faithfulness.
Psa. 33:5 He loves righteousness and justice;
The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the LORD.
Psa. 33:6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
And by the breath of His mouth all their host.
Psa. 33:7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap;
He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
Psa. 33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
Psa. 33:9 For He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.
The Second Commandment from Creation
From our knowledge of the creation and from the commentary of other books in the Bible, we know that to worship anyone or anything else in the creation denies Gods being the Supreme Being and becomes an affront to Him. Furthermore, worshipping any part of the creation breaks or alters His Word. To worship any part of the creation is to break the Laws implicit in the creation for Gods Law grows out of whom He is: Creator, righteous, just, generous, trustworthy and, most importantly, loving as verses above demonstrate. That we comprehend the creation, we already understand, beforehand, what God wrote in stone, the Commandments.
People from time memorial have worshipped the creation, the sun and the stars, and made idols from stone and metal. Even today some fringe, or not so fringe, groups demand people be kind to their god, Gaia, by not cutting down trees, not procuring and oil or using oil based fuels in transportation. Another group so worships the creation that it has devised all kinds of theories of the how of creation and the basing all their knowledge and inventions on the materials of the creation, while disavowing any Creation.
Deut. 5:8 ¶ You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.
Deut. 5:9 You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,
Deut. 5:10 but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
The Third Commandment from Creation
In the commandment, God emphasizes the fact that those who choose any part of the creation to worship is a demonstration of hatred toward Him. However, those who keep His Law, reflect by their words and actions, that they believe they are made in His image, as the creation shows, and demonstrate their love for Him by their loyalty to Him.
Furthermore, those who understand and appreciate the creation as written in the Bible would never say anything evil about God, much less demeaning His name in any kind of profane speech. The Commandment: codifies that which was already implicit and stated in the creation narrative.
Why is this important? While God codified His Commandments and wrote them in stone for Israel, He previously proclaimed and announced His Commandments by His very creation. Therefore, it is incumbent upon all people to keep the Commandments. This is the love of God that we keep His Commandments
(1 John 5:3) It is important to have the Commandments codified, but people like Noah and Abraham seemed to understand the Commandments before Moses. We understand that Abraham believed God after God pointed out the creation to Abraham by referring to the heavens.
Deut. 5:11 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.
The Fourth Commandment from Creation
After God prepared the earth for life and told it to bring forth vegetation, He commanded lights into existence in the raqia of the heavens; these lights, of course, were the sun and the moon, firstly and the stars afterward. The lights now separated the day from night from whatever way God previously caused evening and morning. God put the sun in the expanse to give us light and all that means, from the invisible to the human eye infrared rays causing heat to the visible rays from red to violet to the invisible ultraviolet rays purifying and cleansing the planet.
He also created the moon to give light, most of the month, at night and to make tides.
Gen. 1:15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth; and it was so.
Gen. 1:16 God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.
Gen. 1:17 God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,
However, first God says the lights will separate the day and night, above, to exist as signs and festivals. To be effective signs, they must separate night and day because without that separation, we would not know when the day begins and ends as the sun sets. Therefore, at the end of sixth day, the suns setting proclaims the beginning of the Sabbath each week and its end when the sun sets the following evening. Only Gods people recognize this sign in the expanse.
God created the phases of the moon to determine His Holy Days.
God built into His Creation the sun and moon to also provide the data or signs we need to keep the Sabbath and the Holy Days. The sun does give us light and warmth physically, but it also provides knowledge of Gods Sabbath and Holy days, which enlightens us because we learn of the true God from His Creation. We are warm because we are alive and the slow combustion in each cell, but the real life and warmth of life comes from eternal life, which the Sabbath each week and the Holy Days each year to inform and remind us of Gods plan of the Kingdom of God.
Gen. 1:14 ¶ Then God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years.
Now we also know that at the end of the week God rested from all the work He completed in six days. That rest is available to all who keep the Sabbath each week in imitation of God, which all should do since all are made in His image. We see Protestants and Catholics keeping Sunday, the first day of the week, as their rest day, whereas on the first day of the week God was busy creating light and separating it from the darkness of the formless nescient earth in the beginning. He worked on the first day and rested on the seventh. Incidentally, rest, seventh and Sabbath all originate from the same root sound in Hebrew.
The Fifth Commandment from Creation
On the sixth day, God formed man from the clay of the earth, soil or ground. He made man in His image even though being fashioned from material God created in the Creation. God told man to increase and multiply, which often produces offspring. Thus being descendants, they have certain obligations to their progenitors, both legally and in honor because their parents brought them into existence, gave them their needs and language and culture. Furthermore, the children should be made to understand that their parents are made in Gods image and receive authority from Him and they then should honor them and thereby also honor themselves by acting as ones made in His image.
Ex. 20:12 ¶ Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.
The Sixth Commandment from Creation
After children get older and become teenagers and adults, their being made in Gods image entails some additional obligations, or better, a greater nobility of character. Those made in Gods image consider others, with certain exceptions, as people of character (perhaps deceived in many instances) and should be treated with highest regard and respect. One must attend toward giving life, not impeding or taking it away premeditatedly.
Deut. 5:17 You shall not murder.
The Seventh Commandment from Creation
God first commanded mankind to be fruitful and multiply, have children. God regarded what we would call marriage a major aspect of His creation. Jesus indeed noted the importance of marriage by quoting some of the following:
Gen. 2:23 The man said,
This is now bone of my bones,
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man.
Gen. 2:24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
Nothing should interfere with marriage, not fornication, not bestiality, and foremost not adultery. Again the commandment codifies what already existed in the creation
Deut. 5:18 ¶ You shall not commit adultery.
The Eighth Commandment from Creation
God told mankind to subdue and rule over the earth, and he had to take care of the planting and harvesting. Certainly, God did not allow the rains because man was not yet formed to cultivate the vegetative life. Mankind worked hard to get food, clothing, shelter and transportation. Man therefore should never take what another worked hard to get, neither should his results of his efforts and time be taken away either. In a real sense, time is life because all we have is time or a length of time to live; so when some one steals from another, he (she) is stealing a part of that persons life.
The Commandment says:
Deut. 5:19 ¶ You shall not steal.
The Ninth Commandment from Creation
While the serpent and all its followers either through deception or rebellion implied that what God said could not be believed, You surely will not die. Further the serpent said that Gods words and commandments would keep people from the greater good, being like God, to know good and evil.
Gen. 3:5 For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.
Mankind, with few exceptions, chose to believe the serpent and worship its lies and deceptions. Even the creation has come into question by science stating that the earth evolved from billions of years reformations until an earth, maybe one of millions, could be formed. Later, when the conditions on earth became suitable for life, it sprung up naturally and eventually evolved into people. Everything taught about creation refutes all that the Bible says. So people have the choice: believe the ever-changing theories of science and the religions (both organized as such and belief in the material world as a god) stemming from the serpents deceptions or believe the Words of God. The serpent and its lies want to destroy any possible relationship between mankind and the Creator.
The few would rather trust Gods Word:
Psa. 119:160 The sum of Your word is truth,
And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting.
Therefore, since Gods Word being True, those made in His image must be truthful in legal situations and in maintaining the reputations of others.
Prov. 19:5 A false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who tells lies will not escape.
Deut. 5:20 ¶ You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
The Tenth Commandment from Creation
The basis for antagonism toward God and man the basis for denying the creation stems from desiring what others have and worked hard to get (even in the case of God as we saw above about the serpents saying they would be like God). This inordinate desire could quite be the underlying element for dishonoring parents, murdering, adultery, stealing and lying. God did not create man to be so dishonorable, treacherous, traitorous and perfidious, but rather in His image.
Deut. 5:21 ¶ You shall not covet your neighbors wife, and you shall not desire your neighbors house, his field or his male servant or his female servant, his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
All the Commandments specifically materialize specifically from the Creation, in the beginning.