Commandments then and now

“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up . . . Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”  Deuteronomy 6:6-9 NIV

Today’s scripture consists of a quotation by Moses, the greatest Jewish teacher, leader, and prophet in history.  His resume reads like no other, with incredible accomplishments unmatched by any person who has ever lived.  By the way, God gave him the messages to convey to the Jewish people.  He’s the guy who brought the two tablets down from Mount Sinai after God had inscribed the Ten Commandments on them.  The above verses provide a pretty clear instruction on the importance of the information.  

What do you think of the current climate in our country?  My sense is that we’ve lost our moral compass with continual erosion of values–a trend that will continue with no viable solution to right the ship apart from Jesus.    

Not too many years ago, the Ten Commandments appeared prominently in public places like schools, courtrooms, police stations, city parks, churches, etc.  Who could possibly disagree with the wisdom they contain?  Somewhere along the way some deranged folks decided that it should be illegal to display them, citing the often-used demand for separation of church and state.  By filing litigation in courts ruled by judges so open-minded their brains had fallen out, they succeeded in winning.  Over recent years the Ten Commandments have been taken down in many places.  

Whose judgment do you feel is correct on this issue–Moses, under the direction of God or our courts?  

Prayer:  Heal our land, dear God.  Amen.

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