The 10 commandments were given to Moses in the book of Exodus. In that book we read about God bringing his chosen people out of the land of Egypt. Once they were all out, he gave them a list of commandments. They were communicated to the people through Gods servant Moses and they were inscribed on stone tablets. The first 4 of them basically deal with our relationship to God, and 6 of them deal with our relationship with each other. So let's take a look at the first 4.
1. Put God first in your life.
This means to recognize God in everything that you do. We should always acknowledge God when making decisions for our lives and we can do this by praying, reading our Bibles and just listening to Gods voice. Another good way to put this into practice is by starting every day with prayer and devotion to God.
2. Do not worship idols.
An idol is anything that we value more than we value God and our relationship with Him. An idol can be a video game, toy, hobby, t.v. show or even a relationship. We are to worship and serve God and God alone. It's not that all of those things mentioned are bad, but if they begin to take time away from God they can be become Idols.
3. Do not take the name of the Lord in vain.
When we speak of God we should do it with purpose and it should mean something. We dishonor God by taking His name in vain. The Bible gives many names/titles to God and we should have reverence and respect for them all. The way that we speak can be an act of worship. Referencing His Name is part of a lifestyle of worship.
4. Remember the sabbath and keep it holy.
The sabbath for most Christians is Sunday. Sunday is the day of the week that we collectively come together as Christians to uplift and encourage each other in the faith. It is also considered a day of rest. The sabbath for the people in the book of Exodus might not have been Sunday as we know it today, but it's the idea of the sabbath that lets us obey this commandment and in doing so we honor God.