Which of the 10 commandments do you think people break the most frequently?
Please explain your answer.
Anger, because when it is felt it needs to be 'used' in a postive way.
I think that coveting precedes just about everything people do wrong. People covet things that are not theirs and then kill, commit adultery, steal, cheat, slander and lie to make them their own.
I think it is commandment #1 "You shall have no other gods before me." When people start to give priority to other things whether in the form of good or bad, those things becomes god's that are taking God's place in peoples heart.
There are so many that seems to be broken, but they are hard to live by in today's world as well. One would think it is pretty easy considering there are only 10.
1. - Thou shalt have no other Gods before me. It seems with our love for money we are breaking that one.
2. Carved or graven image. People have crosses and statues erected all the time
3. - Thous shalt not take the Lord's name in vain. - One of the fav. swear words of people has God's name in it. But does that really mean they are taking the Lords name in vain or are they just expressing themselves by words? Do they REALLY mean to damn someone or something? I think that most are not.
4. Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it Holy. - How many of us actually do this? Even if the men don't work we women still cook and clean, are we keeping to the word of God?
5. Honor they Father and Mother - How many of us remember from childhood things that we feel our parents did wrong to us? Are we breaking that commandment by bringing it up?
6. Thou shalt not kill - Seems fairly simple - yet it is being done daily by many.
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery - Yet another one that is simple. With life being so short people are seeking their own happiness and in the process forgetting the Commandments.
8. Thou shalt not steal - Many of us would never consider going into a store and taking something that we haven't paid for yet downloading music or googling ideas or pictures, is that stealing?
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor - When we pass along a rumor, share a story or gossip about someone - isn't that exactly what we are doing?
10. Thou shalt not covet they neighbors house, wife, manservant, ox, donkey or anything of thy neighbors. - Do we not do that every day? Envy.
These were meant to teach us lessons and if we let them, they will. No one is perfect, yet when we think about each one we can put them into perspective and make changes within ourselves for our betterment.
Just my take on the 10 commandments... I can't look at one without looking at them all, making adjustments in my life when I do.
Gotta be the lords name in vain.
Since it's such a common swear word or expletive
In America..Thou shalt not covet! We are inundated with advertising and media encouraging this unwholesome behavior.
The commandment is Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife, and I agree that is probably the most common.
As I am a straight woman, I would never covet my neighbor's wife, and there is no commandment not to covet thy neighbor's husband. (However, I wouldn't, he's vile) Nor would I covet his ox or his ass. Definitely not his ass.
I have to agree with this one. I think coveting is the commandment we break unconsciously - we start being jealous once we see something that someone else has!
Taking the Lord's name in vain. People talk more than anything else. There is only so much coveting and adultery and bearing false witness, etc. People only break the Sabbath one day each week, but endless bad language is, well, endless.
Well, wait, no, worshiping other gods is probably more constant.
I thought Jesus kept them all for us and then replaced them with loving others as yourself. Otherwise it has to be not observing the Saturday sabbath.
Each religion has their own day, but how did Saturday become the sabbath and not sunday?
In the Old Testament, Saturday was the day God rested from Creating the universe. It was the seventh day. In the New Testament, Christians habitually gathered for worship on the first day, Sunday. Saturday Sabbath seems to have fallen to the side.
Tough one, but I would guess "false witness". People lie all the time. Some more than others, but everyone has, and some do on a daily basis.
Thou shalt not commit adultery has to be way way way up there on the list!
The following commandments (5, 8 and 10) out of ten people break frequently:
5. Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the earth!
8. You shall not steal.
10. You shall not covet your neighbour's house, you shall not covet your neighbour's wife, or his man servant, or his maid servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbour's!.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
I say this one because people are always running their mouth speaking before they think.
"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife" and "Chlidren obey your parents."
I think that it is the one found in Matthew 22:36-37 that says: Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” Jesus replied, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind."
I think it is 'Thou shalt not have any other Gods apart from me'. There are today as many Gods as there are languages and cultures. Each culture has given a particular name to the same singular God and feels comfortable in believing that they are believing a God other than the one which the whole world is believing.
That's easy, #10. It covers the desire to do any of the others. The way they are set up, the desire to break one often comes before the commandment is broken.
Thou shalt not take the Lord's name in vain. I hear this one broken at least 50 times during each day by society in general. This may not be thought to be a serious beak of a commandment, but in the end, it shows we take the commandments so casually.
I don't think our society in general takes any of the commandments seriously, today. Most are broken without a thought.
The 1st commandments would be the one people break the most frequent.
Although there are many of all the commandments broken constantly, "Thou shall not bear false witness..." is probably the most abused. These commandants were created by men and inspired by God, so that mankind could live in honor, respect and share the life in a more civil and enduring manner. I've seen that many think that the scriptures were from the mouth of God, but even though the Creator directed or inspired men to write these guidelines, They have always served as a road map and way to live life to the fullest, and in loving of our fellow man.
That would be a close call between several parts pretaining to 'peaceful' co-existance of people/people or people/animals:
- Thou shalt not kill.
- Thou shalt not commit adultery.
- Thou shalt not steal.
- Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
- Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house.
- Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
Humans generally have NO respect for eachother or any other living creature! We are the only creature that hunts and causes harm for plain sport, rather than true need!
"Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain."
Sometimes most people UNCONSCIOUSLY call God's name in times when they can really face the problems themselves.
If you seen the movie by Mel Brooks "The history of the world" .... you would realize there was supposed to be 15 commandments..... one tablet of three was dropped and broke into bits and pieces. There were 5 commandments on each of the three tablets. The five that went into pieces are naturally the ones that are broke the most..... because no-one was ever told what they were!
Actually - to answer this question the best I can, based on my observation, I must quote........
"The eight bondages or snares are hatred, shame, fear, grief, condemnation, race prejudice, pride of family and smugness. Removal of the eight bondages leads to magnanimity of the Heart."
The first commandment is the one most people break. "Thou shall have no other god before me." All the other commandments are examples of the other gods: lust, greed, slothfulness, hate, jealousy, pride and envy.
Mainly people don't understand that God's breath sustains them as they walk through life. If you truly separated yourself from God, you will extinguish your past, present and future. You will not even be a memory.
Just by sheer numbers and the ease in which this commandment is broken and our modern priorities --- It would have to be in the honor area.
The simple test is: whenever we do something wrong at all, we dishonor our parents.
I believe that in America there is a prevalent disregard for honoring the Sabbath. Stores used to close on Sundays. People used to attend church, mosque, or synagogue on the Sabbath. Now stores are open 24/7, and religious worship is down and declining. Children used to learn about all of the 10 Commandments in religious education and activities. Their numbers involved in religious education are declining, and not coincidentally so are social mores, morals, and ethics.
Probably Thou Shalt not Murder. We are violent and God says even if you think about hurting or murdering someone, you are guilty.
These are the real 10 commandments: http://truth-saves.com/the-real-10-commandments/
Apparently what people generally don't follow, apart from all of them, is this one:
"Sacrifice the first born of every womb, including all the firstborn males of your livestock. You can sacrifice a lamb in place of a firstborn donkey but if you do sacrifice the donkey break its neck. If your firstborn child is a boy sacrifice something else in its place. None shall appear before Yahweh without a sacrifice."
To my mind, religion is there to control the misinformed masses easily (look at the Pope.) However, I do feel very strongly that good can come from it if it's in the form of spirituality without all the dogma.
I would definitely say that not having any other gods before the Lord thy God. He is a jealous God and people worship many other things today. People worship money, career, self, and so many other things other than God.
In our debased society we have a plethora of sins for every occasion. But, to answer your question: if I had to wager a guess, I would have to say covetousness followed closely by bearing false witness.
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Exodus 20:3 "THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GOD BEFORE ME!"
Whether materialistic or spiritually this commandment is violated most frequently!
Selfishness and pride causes us to covet materialistic things! Whether money, lust, status, pure selfishness or any and all things you love more than GOD becomes "your god!"
Scripture tells us to "humble ourselves" (II Chronicles 7:14) and "become as little children" (Matthew 18:3) or "will not enter into the kingdom of heaven." How can one be "humble" when allowing "your god" supersede these verses when pursuing things in one's selfishness and pride?
What's worst, MOST have "twisted" the "Gospel of Christ" (Galatians 1:6-9) and have created their "own god" thinking they worship THE GOD! II Kings 17:29-41 tells how MOST "fear the LORD" (v 33) but have "made gods of their own" (v29) by "twisting" HIS WORD!
Galatians 3:1 asks "Who hath bewitched you?" Galatians 1:6-7 says "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the "GRACE" of Christ unto "another gospel:" (Do you see you can "fear the LORD" yet have "The Gospel of Christ" TWISTED and serve "another god?") (v7) Which is NOT ANOTHER (It's the SAME WORD, but TWISTED; commingling "law" with "Grace!"); but there be some that trouble you; (Your pastors, teachings, schools, seminaries, and traditions!) and would PERVERT "The Gospel of Christ!"
Galatians 3:3 asks "Are ye so foolish?" Mixing "law with Grace?" If you believe baptizing in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; you mix, take the communion; you mix, don't "Observe" the apostles; you mix, don't believe there is ONE SPIRIT but "Trinity;" you mix, don't believe in the New Covenant; you mix, don't believe we are saved by Grace through FAITH; you mix, don't believe we MUST worship in Spirit and in Truth; you mix and don't believe in all things under the New Covenant; you mix and serve "your god!"
Therefore, "THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GOD BEFORE ME" is the commandment "people break the most frequently!"
The Sabbath day because it was changed to Sunday. It is ABBA Fathers will for us to do His commandments and we do not remember to keep it holy.
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