Sunday, March 19, 2017

SOME COMMANDMENTS ARE EASIER THAN OTHERS TO FOLLOW, ACCORDING TO SOME PEOPLE. And They May Well Be Right, Because Much Depends Upon What An Individual Finds Easiest To Break. We are all individuals who are raised in different environments and certain sins are more acceptable than other sins.

The Ten Commandments are predicated upon God's desire to relate to His Creation without violation of individual rights. Is the person’s desire to know the truth? Is the person’s desire to know God? Is the person's desire to be righteous in every interaction with other individuals.
Many people think, wrongly, that the Ten Commandments are something to be followed. The Ten Commandments are a standard of measurement. They are the ruler for measuring morality. Nobody follows a measuring standard. A standard of measure is usually something that is used to measure something that has happened; something that exists. For example, after a person has jumped in a competition, a ruler is then used to see how far the person has jumped. The length of the jump exists.
The Ten Commandments measure our lives. The Ten Commandments measure what we have done in our lives and whether our path was a straight path. The Ten Commandments then tell us whether we have walked in the way of righteousness or whether we have wandered off towards corruption. Once a person’s morality has been corrupted, this is absolute corruption. There is no such thing as being partly corrupted, like some fruit where the rotten portion can be cut out and the rest is still good.
In the Bible we read about walking the straight path. Those who walk off the straight path, do so because they are following the Evil One.
  • In all your ways acknowledge [the Lord God], and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:6)
  • For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”(Matthew 3:3)
  • But Saul, who is also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at [the false prophet El′ymas the magician] and said, “You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord? (Acts 13:9-11)
When a child is conceived, this is the result of a spermatozoon beating other spermatozoa to the prize. Then the amazing work of development takes place from conception to birth. From birth a child heads towards eternity. The child begins its life in this world looking at the path of morality that leads straight to eternal life, providing the child (during childhood and adulthood) does not deviate from the straight path. When we deviate, we have to jump the fence. Unfortunately, once the fence has been jumped, there is no way to jump back because of the greater height on the dark side. Our only hope is someone is able  to open a door (gate) for us, that leads to a stairway (to Heaven, so to speak) and enables us to return to where were originally meant to be.
The Son of God is the only person who has been able to open the door for us.
  • “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber; but he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens; the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” This figure Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not heed them. I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. (John 10:1–9)
If our desire is not to know the truth; if our desire is not to know our Creator; if our Desire is for evil at any time; we cannot walk the straight path. The Ten Commandments will be used to identify the point in our life that we decided to jump the fence and not walk the path of righteousness because, rather than the voice of God, we desired to heed a different voice; the voice that belongs to the god of this world and obey his will to do evil.
The only way for us to get back onto the right path is if the door to the pathway is opened to us and we are willing to humble ourselves and enter life through the gift bequeathed to us by Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. This requires us to respond to His voice and begin following Him. Following the Son of God is not following the Ten Commandments. However, if we do not understand the Ten Commandments, we will not understand the wiles of the Evil One when they are presented to us. Nor what it means to change our unrighteous ways and exercise faith towards God.

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