I remember, as a child, going to Sunday School. Quite often, they used the flannel board with the velcro stick on’s for illustration. One of the very first ones that I remember is the Ten Commandments. We would usually study one each week, starting with reading the scripture, then explaining what it meant. It was basic, because we were just kids and hadn’t learned this formally yet.
I look around at the world we are living in today and think that maybe we need some flannel boards and velcro stick ons. I look around and can’t help but think that maybe we need to go back to the very basics, beginning with the Ten Commandments. I don’t know if so many have never heard them, or just choose to ignore them.
On any given day, I can look around and either personally witness, or read or hear about every single commandment being broken over and over again. They are not just broken but shattered into shards on the ground, over and over again.
How God must grieve! Grieve that the very children He individually planned and created, are ignoring, abusing and taunting the few rules that would give us a peaceful, Godly and loving society. Rules that would honor and glorify Him. He asks for so little, yet gives so much. And this isn’t the first time. We live in a sinful world. We are sinners and it is only through the grace of God that we are saved.
I wonder every day, will this be the day, Lord? I know He must get so tired of watching this every single day. But I also know there is nothing He hasn’t seen before. It is us that are seeing so much for the first time. I pray for God’s grace every day.
The Ten Commandments
Thou shalt have no other Gods before me
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy
Honor thy father and thy mother
Thou shalt not kill
Thou shalt not commit adultery
Thou shalt not steal
Thou shalt not bear false witness
Thou shalt not covet