Originally posted by wolfgang59
For the sake of argument I will assume a god exists.
But how does your statement make any sense?
The law of God testifies the things of God's own character. These points can be derived from Exodus 20:1-17.
He is absolutely unique.
No one compares or competes with Him. We should not lift up anyone or anything above God. This uniqueness of God I believe can also be described as Holy.
Nothing else that exists is like God.
He is faithful and remembers His promises to a thousand generations. ... for I Jehovah your God, am a jealous God, ... showing lovingkindness to thousands of generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.
God is like one unique Husband who will not tolerate adultery of His spouse, His covenanted people.
You shall not lift up the name of God in jest, in lightness, to give a false impression, in a joking manner, frivolously, disrespectfully, in casual attitude with contempt - [b]"You shall not take the name of Jehovah your God in vain, for Jehovah will not hold guiltless him who takes His name in vain." (Exo. 20:7)
This is related to the sacredness and holiness of God. The law testifies to what God is like and is called "the Testimony"
God's satisfaction is also the rest of humanity. When God rests because He has accomplished His eternal purpose, man also has satisfaction and rest from labor. So the keeping of the Sabbath Day is a reminder.
Man was created on the sixth day in Genesis. The next day was the REST of the Sabbath. This means man's FIRST day of living was to rest with God. "Remember the Sabbath day so as to sanctify it." (v.8)
Our ultimate rest is in God's rest.
When God accomplishes His eternal plan mankind likewise is at rest there is no need for anxiety.
The honoring of your father and your mother is to honor your source of life. This chain goes all the way back to you Creator.
The Source of life is honorable
. The principle of procreation and parenthood is honorable because it is grounded in God. It eventually traces back to the ultimate "Parent" of our Creator.
God is not for murder since He is the Source of all life.
God is the provider and anxiety leading to stealing is dishonorable of Him as the Provider.
He is a God of truth and man should not bear false witness and lie.
Man shall not covet or want jealously because God knows our needs.
These and more testify that God is a God of love and light. Light meaning illumination in man's conscience. He is just. He is faithful. He is righteous and merciful.
So the law is "the Testimony"