The Ten Commandments
Though we might think we are living a good life, based on the precepts of God and trying to follow all that His Son our Lord, Jesus Christ has come and revealed to us, is it possible that we are overlooking something and falling into the sin of presumption?
In order to be doing all that we can, we must first look upon the Almighty God's Ten Commandments closer than we have; for how can we claim that we are living in the obedience of the Ten Commandments of God when in all reality we have not taken the time to examine each one on its own. Though the Ten Commandments of God have been written upon our hearts, many today have forgotten their demands and cast them aside, making them an insignificant part of their life. When in all reality they are a vital part of our spiritual journey to the Kingdom of Heaven.
We must examine each Commandment on its own. When our Lord Jesus was questioned, "Which Commandment in the Law is the most important?" Our Lord replied, "Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and all thy soul, and love with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. And the second Commandment is like it, you shall love thy neighbor as thyself. With these two Commandments, the Law is fulfilled." For when love of God and neighbor become a way of life, the Ten Commandments of God are fulfilled.
The Commandments are not considerations or ideas; they are the commands that should not be violated in any form or way of life. One might say, "I am weak," then they enter into their temptation, violating the Commandments of God, and another may say, "I will not allow my neighbor upon my property," revealing hatred towards their neighbor, which brings suffering upon their soul. Our lives are to be a reflection of holiness, and in order to obtain this holiness we must strive with our whole heart to live in the obedience of the Ten Commandments of God, for they are the narrow path that leads to the Kingdom of Heaven. Those who refuse this path by violating the Commandments are on a path that leads to the fires of hell. It is our duty to share these Ten Commandments from the Almighty God with you so that we may all learn of our failures and grow in the Wisdom of God.
(from) AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING IS NOW AND EVER SHALL BE by John Francis Bernadone