Some may say cold-blooded premeditated murder, while others may say sexual sin, like adultery. The answer is found in the small book of James, Chapter 2:10-11 (NIV):
“For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. For He Who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.”
‘Reverse the sentence above, and it still carries the same logic. If you do not commit murder but do commit adultery, you have become a lawbreaker. Breaking any one of God’s laws, the 10 Commandments, is the same, regardless of which one Commandment is broken. Consider the 4th Commandment, the longest, in the most word, which is in Exodus 20:8-11 (NIV)
“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but He rested on the seventh day. Therefore, the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”
I would guess most people only focus on the first eight words of the 4th Commandment and ignore the other ninety-one words. By merely keeping the Sabbath “holy,” many Christians can go to church on Sunday and then go out to brunch or lunch afterwards, to a restaurant to be served by waiters and cooks, who are paid workers and laborers. Is that really okay?
This commandment talks about labor and work, and people work or labor for wages. This Commandment goes further than just keeping the Sabbath holy, by telling you not to work for money or pay anyone to work for you one day out of seven. This ban on paying others to work for you applies to your children, your servants, any foreigner residing in your towns, and even to working your animals for a profit.
The part about foreigners residing in your towns applies to those nonbelievers, those not following God’s Commandments, who are willing to work on the Sabbath. When you are out of town for work or vacation you will have to pay for your lodging and meals, but this will not be breaking this Commandment.
If you go out to eat and pay to be served on the Sabbath in you your home town you are breaking God’s Commandment. The same as if you were an adulterer or murderer.