this blog seems rather dead… lol. anyway… just wanna share with u all mi QT material for today. thought it answers why God gave us e 10 commandments when it brings about death. 🙂
Have you ever wondered why God made rules?
It would be easy to think that at some point long ago God contemplated how He could make life difficult for us and thus made up the Tem Commandments. On the contrary, they are not arbituary rules given by a malicious, detached divine being, They are the revelations of God’s righteousness in human terms (Romans 3:21). They reflect what it means to be like God in the sphere of our existence.
For example, we are not to commit adultery, because God is a faithful God and is loyal to His covenants and promises. Lying is wrong, because God is a God of truth and cannot lie. If He was here, He would not covet, because He is a self-contained entity and needs nothing; so we should not covet, because He is always with us, ready to supply our needs (Phillippians 4:19, Hebrews 13:5-6). God is righteous, so He is our standard for right living. His commandments reflect the standards of His character and therefore serve as strategic goals for character in our lives.
God’s commandments are also given for our personal safety and prosperity (Deuteronomy 5:33; 1 John 5:3-4). Because God created us, He knows what works and what doesn’t. His commandments keep us on track. They keep us safe and out of trouble – like hedges of protection.
The tremendous outbreak of social diseases today is a clear illustration of this truth. God knows that sexual promiscuity, unfaithfulness, and homosexuality will cause severe medical problems. He knows that our chemical makeup cannot cope with the perversion of His creation, so He gave us laws for our own protection. Loving our neighbour and not coveting his prosperity keeps us from experiencing self-inflicted, eroded relationships. Truth-telling builds trust.
God’s laws are an expression of His love. Satan – who “is a liar and the father of lies” (john 8:44) – has always told us that rules are oppressive and restrictive. But we can rejoice that Jesus teaches us the truth – that rules can make us truly free!
– Hedges of protection (Joe Stowell), Our Journey Sep-Nov 2007 issue, Oct 9-
I think tt it is an interesting way to look at e existence of e 10 commandments, never really looked at it tt way. lol… but if u all have any other views or questions pls do comment. this blog is so dead its rather sad…