Long life: See the condition given by God for you to live long on earth

God’s single condition for you to live long on earth 

Do you know that out of the ten commandments God gave Moses to guide the children of Israel, one of the commandments has a blessing attached?

Most times, we see so many youths living wayward lives, engaging in immorality, dangerous lifestyles, etc and at the end, their lives are cut short.

We sometimes wonder why so many people with promising future end up on the wrong side of destruction.

Permit me to say that this may be as a result of disobedience to the only commandment of God with a blessing.

Here are the 10 commandments of God that must be obeyed by every creatures on earth:

1. Thou shall have no other gods before me: God is a jealous God and He doesn’t take it likely with those who worship other gods.

2. Thou shall not make unto you any graven image: God has sternly warned us never to carve any image out of clay, wood, etc as symbols of a god and then worship it.

3. Thou shall not use the name of the Lord thy God in vain: Never for any reason use the name of God to swear, jest or for vain things. It is very disrespectful of anyone who does such.

4. Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy: God is a holy God and anyone that wants to have a relationship with Him must walk in holiness. He has enjoined us to keep the holy day which is Sunday holy and free from sin.

5. Honour your father and mother so that your day will be long on earth: This is the only commandment with a blessing attached to it. Our parents are our guardians. We must obey them in the Lord. Never disrespect your parents or anyone old enough to be your parent. If you do this, your live will be automatically elongated on earth.

6. Thou shall not kill: God frowns against taking lives of others. Remember in the Bible how God placed a grave curse on Cain for killing his brother Abel? Anyone who takes the live of another is in danger of God’s wrath and will also be killed one way or the other.

7. Thou shall not commit adultery: Adultery is an immoral act between a married woman with another married man who is not her husband. It could also be having an affair outside your marriage. God frowns against defiling the holy institution of marriage which He created from the beginning. Fornication falls under this category too.

8. Thou shall not steal: God hates stealing and has warned us against taking other people’s belongings through theft.

9. Thou shall not bear false witness against your neighbour: Testifying falsely against one’s neigbour is a sin in the sight of God. We are do desist from false accusations against others just to put them in trouble.

10. Thou shall not covet: Do not be covetous. God hates the sin of covetousness. In the Bible, David coveted his neighbour Uriah’s wife, even to the extent of planning the death of Uriah so that he can claim his wife. God dealt with David greatly for such wicked act. Don’t yearn for things belonging to others. Rather pray that God gives you the means to get yours. 

God has given us the opportunity to read His commandments again. Let’s strive at all times to obey all His commandments.

Remember, the number 5 commandment above. Long life awaits anyone who obey his father and mother.

May God grant you the grace to obey His commandments. 

(Read up Exodus 20 : 1 – 17)

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Published by Ernest I.

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