- You shall have no other gods before Me.
We cannot worship Buddha, Zeus, Shiva, etc and worship God at the same time. Let’s get away from Yoga, and move to Torah
2. You shall not make idols.
Lets get the crosses, paintings, figurines, etc out of our homes. Newsflash! All of these things are idols. We also should not make ourselves idols or idolize something or someone. This is something is a heavily looked over in Christianity. We say, “Will God will get mad over a Jesus statue”, according to scripture, He will. Snatch those crosses of your neck!
3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
Don’t use God in statement that benefits yourself. Don’t assume you know much at all about God’s work. Don’t bring God’s name in it if you are not sincere about what you are saying. Long story short, watch your mouth, especially when talking about the creator.
4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Keep SATURDAY holy. Rest on Saturday. Don’t buy, cook, clean, or do any strenuous task you do on a normal week day. Catch up on your scriptures, spend time with the family, or simply rest. Who doesn’t want a break form life?
5. Honor your father and your mother.
Should be self-explanatory, but many children do not respect their parents in the current day. We tend to shun ‘old”advice. Let’s quit talking back, and learn to listen to our parents. Even if they aren’t the “best” parent, let’s learn to respect what they have done. They are only human as well…..
6.You shall not murder.
I believe this is one of the most “debatable” commandments. This commandment uses the word “Murder”, which is different than “kill”. MOST of us know that murder is horrible, but is “self-defense” murder? Like I said, this is debatable. Remember, “Saul slain 1,000 but David slain 10,000”. Did David break the 6th commandment? But, that another topic, just don’t go around committing “murder”. When we look at the definition for murder, we get ” the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another “. So there we see that a murder is also premeditated, which would be different than killing someone to save your life, or even killing someone in a accidental car-wreck.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
Let’s not cheat on our spouses, whether physically or mentally. It always starts in our heads first, so if we have committed physical adultery, we have already sinned long ago. In most cases, adultery is deeper than the physical act. As we are are supposed to go into marriage with Yeshua, and we want our earthly marriage to resemble that relationship. As he has been faithful to us, we must show the same love and respect. As doing things like participating in pagan holidays, praising images, idols, and man is the same as cheating on our wife ( or vise versa)
8. You shall not steal.
Self-explanatory! Do not take what is not yours.
9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Stop spreading false rumors about family, friends, and co-workers. Do not bring trouble on someone with untrue statements. Many of us confuse this commandment with with “lying”. Although, no one should go around saying/spreading lies, we are not talking about “little white lies”. We live in a time where a person’s career or life can be destroyed based on “hear-say”. In many cases , people words are twisted in order defame their character. We should not participate in this kind of behavior. Torah is based off truth, and we should use truth and logic in all circumstances to determine our decisions.
10. You shall not covet.
Another big one that we look over. How many us based our personal success on what has or is happening to the next person. Stop that! We should be worrying about ourselves and our family. God knows what is best for each and every one of us. Also, let not get jealous of “materialistic” things. Nothing tangible really has any value to it, remember that, it will make life a lot easier.