In the “fast money” segment on “The Family Feud” two members of the winning team were each asked to guess the responses to five questions posed to 100 surveyed people. The first question: “How many of the Ten Commandments have you broken this month?”
The first contestant answered, “Three.” Host Steve Harvey and the audience chuckled. The second contestant later responded “Seven.” Harvey let loose a big laugh and asked, “Seven out of ten? Who does that?” It was then revealed the most frequent answer in the survey was “one.” The majority said they break one of the Ten Commandments a month.
To use Steve Harvey’s question against him, “Who does that?”
All of us. Yes, including you and me. Harvey, the audience, along with the surveyed all reveal the problem with most Americans – we don’t believe we’re that bad. But we are, and a proper understanding of the Ten Commandments will help us see that. This is why we need a Savior. The ultimate family feud is the one we have with God. We were born alienated from him. Martin Luther said, “The recognition of sin is the beginning of salvation.” Our study will also help us with our witness. These are good reasons for us to study these commandments – a summer series beginning next Sunday. Refresh your memory by reading Exodus 20:1-17.