A Primer on the 8th Commandment

Last week, for our midweek Lenten service we took a look at the 8th Commandment. It was a timely review as in several corners of the internet, the complexities of this commandment came up. In speaking with my brother pastor, Rev. Matt Richard, I suggested making an infographic to help wade through what the Small and Large Catechisms teach on this. Here’s an updated version of the infographic. Note how everything ends with the instruction: “Repent.” The truth of the matter is we all sin against our neighbor, breaking the 8th Commandment, on an almost daily basis. Even when we might think we have good intentions, our sinful nature betrays us. Thanks be to God our righteousness is one of faith in Christ who kept this and the whole Law perfectly for us on our behalf.

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