And God Hath Said
Exodus 15:26 – He (God) said, “If you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.”
I find it interesting that while God was showing himself to Moses on the mountain as a flaming bush the Israelites were complaining, fearing he would never return. When he came down from the mountain he carried the stone tablets that listed God’s do’s and don’ts for the successful living of mankind.
The Ten Commandments
(Exodus 20: 2-17)
Have no other gods before God
Do not worship things instead of God
Do not take the name of the Lord your God in vain
Remember the Sabbath day, keep it holy
Honor your father and your mother
Do not kill
Do not commit adultery
Do not steal
Do not speak falsely against your neighbor
Do not keep your eyes on anything your neighbor has
When you follow the 10 Commandments you will make better judgments:
You will begin to show respect for other people and their property.
You will obey the rules set down by your parents and by authorities.
You will know the difference between right and wrong and make wise choices.
You will understand that the impression of yourself that you give to others will stay with them forever.
There is a time and a place for everything.
There is nothing new under the sun.
To live is to learn.
Parents are to provide a loving and nurturing environment for their children.
Parents provide boundaries and teach their children to follow them.
Parents provide the necessities of life (food, shelter, clothing, and discipline).
Parents grant and take away privileges (time for: friends, television, telephones, games, computers and radios).
The mind of a child is not the same as the mind of an adult.
Children must learn to be obedient, play, work, and interact with others.
Adults must learn to productively contribute to society.
Respect is something everyone deserves, it is easier to give it, and harder to receive it.
Disobeying these rules of life brings misery and unhappiness.
In the New Testament Jesus gave us a message of hope and God’s love for man.
Luke 10:27 – He (Jesus) answered: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’.”
How can you love your neighbor as yourself when you don’t even like what you see in the mirror?
It’s easy to see those who display the love of God or a love of self. The world as we know it has gone insane. Politicians have embraced a love for power. We can see that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Political Correctness is a spiritual cancer of the mind where right is wrong and wrong is the only right. Tolerance is only tolerated to push a specific PC narrative.
We are to believe that only lefts have rights but rights have no rights – wrong!
We have been told that knowledge is power. Look around at an unhappy and sinful world without hope and realize that everybody needs Jesus. The good news that every Christian can give to a world in need is God loves you, even now when you hate and despise him by your actions, deeds and words.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3: 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
John 14:6, Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me
Do you want to know what hell is really like? Take the world we are seeing today, remove God from the picture for eternity. A life without God is a life without hope. Only God is good. There is no hope in Buddha. There is no hope in Mohammad. There is no hope in Confucius. There is no hope in religion.
Man has a sin problem. God is the cure. Man’s only hope is God. – I am the Real Truckmaster!