HOLDING TO A STANDARD

In the Bible, for example Rev. 11, we’re given the example of a “rod” being used to measure the temple of God.  In Ezekiel 47 we read about a “line” being used to provide a measure.  In fact, the Bible contains many instances of some form of measurement and it is precise when it comes to building any representation as compared to what is in heaven, for example the Sanctuary and the Ark of the Covenant.  Doesn’t it stand to reason when measuring our lives there is a standard to be used?  Now, many will hasten to say, “Christ is our standard”, but even Christ had a standard which He adhered to and yet many of you wish to discard the very standard He gave and used for His own life while here on earth: the Ten Commandments.

How does one measure their lives without some sort of standard?  How can you possibly think you are growing in the proper direction without the standard of the Ten Commandments.  This measure is the one used in Heaven which got the devil kicked out and do you possibly think you’ll be taking his place there for violating this very same standard?  Think about it, if you are under the misconception there was no Ten Commandments in Heaven, then the devil had the right to remain.  He had to violate something!  If there are no Ten Commandments today which guide our lives now, how could we possibly know if what we’re doing, how we’re living is in accordance to God’s will for our lives?

Why is it when we’re speaking about those Ten Commandments there is no problem with nine of the requirements until we get to the Fourth one which states, “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.  Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God…”  Why is it we wish to state this particular Commandment was given to a particular people and not us?  You would be absolutely correct in your assessment.  It was given to a “particular” people, “God’s People” and this Commandment is still be followed by “God’s People” and those who do not cannot possibly be a “particular” people which means they cannot be “God’s People”! And we do know God’s people are, um, particular, aren’t they?

Say what you will and do what you think but when you remove the Ten Commandments away from our lives and worship, you’ve removed God being the center of our lives and worship.  If God is not the center than who takes the void?  This is not a difficult or trick question.  It is satan who replaces God as the center of our worship and lives.  A hard truth but truth nonetheless.

 

March 14, 2015

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