Catechism Lesson for the Week of February 7, 2021

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of February 7, 2021:

[I] THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

IN THE PLAIN FORM IN WHICH THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY SHALL TEACH THEM TO HIS HOUSEHOLD

The Close of the Commandments

What does God say about all these commandments? He says: “I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.” [Ex. 20:5–6]

What does this mean? God threatens to punish all who break these commandments. Therefore, we should fear His wrath and not do anything against them. But He promises grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments. Therefore, we should also love and trust in Him and gladly do what He commands.[1]


[1] Luther, M. (1991). Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation. Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.

1 comment

  1. Good reminder to us about importance of commandments .
    Praise God for sending HIS Son to save us from ourselves, take the burden of guilt from us and keep us in Hos loving care. Yours in Christ. Liz

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