The Ten Commandments

1. I am the LORD your God:
you shall not have strange Gods before me.

I am the LORD your God, put Me first above all things in life,  you shall love Me and fear Me.  But do not fear Me in a way that you hide from Me, but rather fear Me in a way that induces respect.

 

2. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.

You shall keep the name of the Lord your God hallowed, and sacred above all names, for God is the holy one above all else.

 

3. Remember to keep holy the LORD’S Day.

You shall not continue work as is usual for the rest of the week.  You shall not neglect Sundays as a day of rest.

 

4. Honor your father and your mother.

You shall not reject the love of your parents, and you shall not go out of your way to disrespect your parents.

 

5. You shall not kill.

You shall respect human life, and preserve human life, for from the moment of conception to natural passing, human life in any and all forms is sacred.

 

6. You shall not commit adultery.

You shall honor your spouse, have fidelity between you and them, keep things loving, and choose to love each other regardless of flaws.

 

7. You shall not steal.

You shall be thankful to the LORD for all that you own, and if you want more, there’s always more work that can be done to get what you want.  Nothing on this world comes with you after death.

 

8. You shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

You shall be truthful to yourself and others no matter the situation, and never lie when testifying to an account of an event.

 

9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.

You shall love your wife, and be eternally grateful and loving with each other.  By being married, you vow to be with each other forever, and coveting your neighbors wife goes against those promises.

 

10.  You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.

The act of coveting, of wanting more than you have, of desiring that which is someone else’s is impure. You shall take pride in your own goods, and know that hard work in life will be more rewarding than simply being envious.

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