Why The 10 Commandments Are Still Relevant Today
In 2018, after over 2000 years of human evolution, we are no closer to reach world peace and harmony. Why is that? It is not like we were not given a hint by our creator. The Bible was given to us as a guide. When will we learn?
- Jan. 2018
If you believe the Bible, God gave Moses the 10 Commandements on two stone tablets around 1300 BCE. That is over 3300 years ago. Have we learned anything more since? After all, we had two World Wars. We conquered the 5 continents and landed a man on the moon. Yet, we are still fighting among ourselves, between various religions and races and political parties. Where is the civility?
Our human nature has not changed. We are still selfish, and wanting and jealous and competitive and seek wealth and power and all the trappings. Our experiments with various life style and governments have not lead to any new revelations. Our attempt at an international organization like the United Nations have failed miserably.
What Are The Key Elements?
- Recognize that there is a higher power than ourselves
- Honoring our parents and respect for others
- Good behavior leads to good things...
- Coveting or jealous of others is not a good thing
- Thanking and honoring and worship our Creator for all the good fortunes
Why are These the Right Actions?
It deals directly with human nature and human needs. All other alternatives goes against our nature. For example, an atheists deny the existance of God. An evolutionist deny the creation as a design by an intelligent designer and say it was all chance. The survival of the fittest mentality goes against our compassionate and charitable nature. The golden rule of treating others the way you want to be treated is valid today as three thousand years ago.
Why does man rebel against God and his message? Interesting...
My personal view is that some men let their talents and ego goes to their heads. They feel a superiority to others and therefore entitled to riches and power over men. This was true of old tyrants and world leaders like Napoleon and Hitler and Stalin and Mao...Even today, we have giants of industry and commerce who holds that same mentality. People like George Soros who thinks he can use his vast fortune to manipulate worldly events. He can’t and he will fail just like people have failed in the past.
The Greatest Commandment
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
It seems in this new year with new resolutions that what was old is new again. The 10 Commandments is still a good way for man to behave and have fulfilled lives. Not that we are perfect or can follow every commandments, but trying to do the right thing is pretty good. Happy New Year, and God Bless.
© 2018 Jack Lee