Exodus 20:3-17 "The 10 commandments"
"Don't run with scissors"
"Go and clean your room"
How many time have we heard these phrases from our parents? Parents how many times have we said these to our kids?
And as much as people nag and yell and kick and scream how often does it get done?
People every day are telling people; things they should do, things they better do, thing they should never do in their lives. Why is this such a common thing?
Lets look at it from, the other side of things I'm willing to bet a lot of you remember the story of Pinocchio. "If not I would highly recommend looking at it"
Pinocchio is spending his time trying to become a real boy and eventually ends up on an island where there are no rules, and in case you haven't seen the film the picture on the left gives a good idea of what happened without giving any spoilers.
The reason rules are there are for protection, when people tell you to do something 99% of the time its because they are trying to look out for you. I feel that's not just something that we have made up on earth but something the God has know about for a long long time. This is why whenever you read the scriptures you will find very quickly find God or one of the prophets giving commands to the people.
The same thing applies today, God is still giving commands for the same reasons but for a lot of people they have taken an attitude more like this:
This will not give us all that God wants us to give and we will very easily fall into the traps that God has waned us about.
How do you and I fair up. Are we people that try to keep all the commands of God or do we pick and chose or edit God commands to suit us better?