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Ten Commandments for Kids


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Preserved  Forever

The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson. It declared independence from England in 1776. It is 29 3/4 inches long and 24 ½ wide. Strong light and careless handling has caused excessive fading in America's founding document. If the document was to be preserved for future generations, steps had to be taken that would protect the document from further fading and destruction. It is enclosed by a glass and bronze case. The air was replaced by helium to protect it. The glass is tinted slightly green to protect it from light. An armed guard stands on both sides of the document. Each night the case is lowered into a concrete vault to ensure no one steals the document.

God spoke to the Israelites giving them the ten laws to live by. They were frightened. God wrote them on tablets of stone. And Moses broke them when he saw the Israelites breaking God's oral laws. Oral instructions can be forgotten, paper fades and stone tablets can be broken. America wanted to preserve the Declaration of Independence for posterity. God wanted to preserve His laws for the protection and preservation of posterity. God had the perfect solution. Hebrews 10:16 "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them." God wants to write his laws in your heart, a perfect place to keep them preserved for all eternity. And when his laws are written in your heart they will preserve and protect you!