5.3.2.1 God–Lord and Benefactor

"I am the Lord your God." This statement stands as an introduction to all the commandments that follow, and brings to expression that God is Lord over all. Unrestricted sovereignty is due Him, the Creator of all things. He establishes the law through His word. He is to be obeyed.

The Old Testament attests of this awareness in the books of the law, in the Psalms, and in the prophets. The New Testament emphasises: Christ is Lord. His divine will is binding.

God is not only the ruler, but also the protector. In His blessing He reveals Himself as a benefactor to all human beings.

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