MORNINGTIME 3859by Benjamin Munsell on October 14, 2021
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 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. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it Holy. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. 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. Exodus 20:3-4,7-8, 12-17. This is what we call the 10 Commandments. This was the Law of the Old Testament and you were required to keep it, every day, all day, no exceptions. And no one could. Now we move to the New Testament where Christ "rewrote" the 10 Commandments into something much simpler. "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind] This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets". Matthew 22:37-40. In the O. T. your actions were seen by man and you were judged by man for your actions. In the N. T. your Heart is seen by Christ AND HE WILL CHANGE YOUR HEART AND HEART ATTITUDE EVEN BEFORE MAN CAN SEE THEM. This is the Love, Mercy and Grace of the Lord to Correct your Ways even before you know about them. And when a "wrong" way does show up, the Holy Spirit will ask you if He can take care of it so it doesn't happen again. Yes, your Cooperation and Obedience is required for this to happen, and it WILL happen if you'll just trust and obey, and, Be Blessed.