Ten Lords

Ten lords a-leaping is said to refer to the Ten Commandments, or decalogue, that neat summary of God's moral law given on tablets of stone. They each address an aspect of relationship between man and God, and man and fellow man. Although they are a good moral guide, their true purpose is to help us see our inability to be good. Assuming His Britannic Majesty does not modernise it too much, next year’s coronation will see all the nobles of the United Kingdom, clad in ermine and donning golden coronets, gathering around the throne shouting “God save the King!”. They might be prestigious aristocrats, but one greater than they sits in their presence, to whom they kneel and point. The Ten Commandments likewise point us to Christ and His merciful, saving work. The moral laws of God direct us to the manger's Child and His redeeming ministry.

For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. John 1:17

Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Galatians 2:16

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