- No other Gods before me.
I’m to be your first priority.
- Nothing should be your idol.
Keep your life pure.
- Don’t use my name when cussing.
Understanding this can bring humility.
- Keep Sundays Holy.
Resting one day a week is a wonderful thing.
- Honor your father and mother.
Doing so will bless your life.
- Killing is not good.
Love is a much better way.
- Committing adultery tears people apart.
Learning intimacy will bring people together.
- Don’t take what isn’t yours.
If you do, you’ll never learn to trust.
- Lying is a bad idea.
Honesty is always the way to go.
- You shouldn’t want what isn’t yours.
Contentment brings peace to your life.
God didn’t come up with these 10 commandments to make your life miserable. He didn’t do it so we would become “religious”, and start a bunch of denominations with a list of “rules” to live by. He gave us these principles, to live by, so we could relate to him better, and with each other.
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When there are people in your life who seem to enjoy making you hurt, miserable, or angry you begin to wonder if God indeed has His eye on you or, if He blinked for a moment? You think to yourself how could He let this happen to me over and over again? Where is His revenge on these people? I gave it to Him as he instructs us to.
The truth is, He never takes His eyes off of us. Not even for a split second to blink. Pro 2:8 He keeps his eye on all who live honestly, and pays special attention to his loyally committed ones.
Another truth is you don’t know what is going on in that person’s life that you don’t see. God has never liked it when someone willfully hurts one of His own. To the ones who do He has some very harsh words:
Mic 2:1-3 Doom to those who plot evil, who go to bed dreaming up crimes! As soon as it’s morning, they’re off, full of energy, doing what they’ve planned. They covet fields and grab them, find homes and take them. They bully the neighbor and his family, see people only for what they can get out of them. GOD has had enough. He says, “I have some plans of my own: Disaster because of this interbreeding evil! Your necks are on the line. You’re not walking away from this. It’s doomsday for you.
If you feel you are being treated unfairly, take heart. God sees, and knows, and He will deal justly with those who are not just. If you are one of those hurting others, beware! God sees you too, and He will avenge the innocent. If you are the innocent, pray God’s judgement will turn the heart of the guilty to God.
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