• P. Frank

Ten Lords-a-Leaping

On the tenth day of Christmas … ten lords-a-leaping. This day’s gift in the song can stand for the Ten Commandments. The first three commandments are the laws that govern our relationship with God. The last seven commandments are the laws that govern our relationships to one another. Many of the laws made by humans over other humans reflect the last seven commandments. It’s obvious to most people that murder, adultery, theft, and lying are wrong. These laws are written on our hearts and minds. Moses recorded the Ten Commandments given to him by God Himself in Exodus 20:1–17. God gave Moses two different sets of tablets as previously mentioned on the fifth day of Christmas. If you would like to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the Ten Commandments, read the book of Exodus in the Bible.

The Ten Commandments:

1) You shall have no other gods before Me.

2) You shall not make idols.

3) You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

4) Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

5) Honor your father and your mother.

6) You shall not murder.

7) You shall not commit adultery.

8) You shall not steal.

9) You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

10) You shall not covet.

”The Twelve Days of Christmas” song image is by Xavier Romero-Frias and used under Creative Commons license BY-SA 3.0.