It seems the world is sliding along the edges of rules and laws today. Are the simple things, like the difference between right and wrong, being set aside because we think we no longer need that kind of guidance? Are little things like obeying the speed limit, not going through a red light, playing loud music after 10 PM or simply stopping to help at the scene of an accident, being ignored because they don’t apply to us?
OK, I know I’m an old woman and my ideas may seem archaic to some, but I do believe laws were written for our own protection and that of others. Even that concept has been lost over time. Now it seems we don’t need to watch out for anyone except ourselves. Can you imagine all the lawmakers of old, rolling over in their graves as each one of their well conceived laws has been stomped on or worse yet – ignored. Going back even further, can you picture God’s reaction when every one of His followers turns his back on the Ten Commandments?
Ten simple commandments – only ten – not suggestions or options, but commands with the expectation of complete obedience. Why is that such a problem for us? This week I’m going to be examining each one and since I’m not a Bible scholar or theologian nor do I know all the technological words of wisdom that go along with them, feel free to add your wisdom. I do however believe that the Bible was inspired by God to be read by all people no matter how smart they are.
I’m concerned that our world is devolving rather than evolving. The basic tenets of the Creator of the universe are under attack. What was the foundation of our country’s value system has deteriorated so much it is unrecognizable. We’ve tried to fix the law to bend to our way of thinking – to manage it so it coincides with certain life styles – to adjust it so that it becomes more lenient – but God’s law is firm. It never changes, just as He never changes. It was written centuries ago, but at first it was branded on men’s hearts as a way of life. Just like our current laws are being abused daily, the Ten Commandments have become obsolete to many. Maybe it’s time to take a look at them again.