119:93 (NLT) – I will never forget your commandments, for by them you give
I like the way this sentence is
present and future tense. I will not forget. Your commands give life. They’re not irrelevant,
ancient rules, but continue to guide us toward the best personal and community life
We’re not just talking about the Big
Ten. Of course avoiding murder and
adultery builds better community. There
are so many more: forgive one another,
use words to build up rather than tear down, work toward peace, deal fairly
with each other, love your enemy until he becomes your neighbor, lend
generously, and take care of the underprivileged. Don’t all of these lead to better personal
and community life?
If we know so many commands that truly
give life, why do we forget so many that probably
give life too? Make God the center of
your life (not money, celebrities, or power).
Rest and give thanks to God one day each week. Use God’s name for praise and worship. Show respect to your elders. These examples are all in the Big Ten but
there are many others.
Is it possible we’re missing out on
a better life by disregarding so many of God’s commands?
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