Tenth Commandment
Deny yourself, take up a cross, and follow Jesus

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Jesus His Commandment

  • Deny yourself, take up a cross, and follow Jesus
  • Matthew 16:24 ¶ Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

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Commandment category: Tenth Commandment

All Jesus His Commandments can be grouped into the Ten Commandments from the Old Testament (Exodus 20).

Direct Bible References

Extra direct Bible references which expands or explain the same commandment.

  • Matthew 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • Luke 14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • John 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • Philippians 3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. (Author: 'Paul')
  • 1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: (Author: 'Peter')

Indirect Bible References

Extra, more indirect Bible references, relating to the same commandment.

  • Luke 18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • 1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. (Author: 'John')

Example Bible References

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Wisdom Bible References

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  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is negative, something you should not do
  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is both positive and negative
  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is positive, something you should do or learn from
  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is not yet determined positive or negative
  • Author: Indicates the known author from this Bible reference
  • OT Law nr: Jewish tradition teached that there are 613 commandments or mitzvot in the Torah. We list the Number, based on a chronological order (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numeri, Deuteronomium).
  • Rambam Title: This is the commandment, as an interpretation of Rambam (commonly known as Maimonides)
  • Rambam Coding: The coding refers to the commandments layout of Rambam. Rabbi Chafetz Chayim wrote a book with all the commandments which can still be observed today. The book is called 'The Concise Book of Mitzvoth'
    • CCA means a positive mitzwe (which can now also be carried out outside of Israel).
    • CCN is the negative mitzwe (which can now also be carried out outside of Israel).
    • CCI means that this mitzvah can only be performed in the State of Israel.

Who came up with this "613 Mitzvot"?

Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, His full name was Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon. His name formed the acronym as "The Rambam" was born on the 14th of Nisan 4895 (30th March 1135) and he died on the 20th of Tevet of 4965 (Dec. 13 1204). The Rambam was one of the most saught after individuals of his time. Not only as a Halachic authority, but also within the secular world of kings and sultans, for his vast knowledge of secular medecines was outstanding. When writting the Mishna Torah, Ramban reviewed the Torah's Mitzvot, and he itemized them. He seperated the positive and negative mitzvot, listed them, all 613, and discussed them.

Questions

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  • Is there anything you don't understand within this commandment?
  • Wat appeals to you about all Bible references and resources?
  • How do you apply this commandment in your life or do you experience any boundaries?
Extra questions:
  • Christ laid down His own life to eternally save yours. How does this good news empower you to deny yourself and follow Him?
  • Will you give up your life to follow Christ?

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