The Bible: The Great Teaching Tool

Exodus 20 and John 16

 

The Bible is a public confessions of wrongdoing, then confession and repentance demonstrating god's will. It is not stories on people who did no wrong. Understanding this and understanding the Bible helps one make better choices in difficult circumstances. Ultimately, by completely understanding the Bible, the Word of God is in your heart.

Rather than saying You shall not lie in Exodus 20:12 says "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you". Not lying and speaking truthfully with wisdom is a long life effort that God will reward with prosperous land. Lying leads to stealing and possibly murder, behaviors that upset people and cause people to seek revenge so that life and death struggles ensue.

Most people mistakenly believe that honoring ones parents is to listen and obey your parents rather than being truthful. People must decide for themselves to be truthful. As stated in John 16:13, "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth". You can be guided and it is easier when others become truthful but you still must actualize and honor the truth yourself.

Exodus 20:12 causes people to study and mediate upon these words to understand the ramifications of ones behavior.

John 16 demonstrates a superior Truth that the actions of Jesus confronting the corrupt authorities sets up the conditions that the Helper will bring sufficient peace in tribulation so that one can have "good cheer" in meeting again in Heaven by honoring the Father and Truthful Son.

Make wise use in times of peace for salvation rests in these times.

Note: A good definition for honor is: Honesty, fairness or integrity in one's belief and actions.

Sunday and an hour of Church is a get started approach and must be extended to 24 x 7 x 52 for the rest of your life. What rest means in all this is very important as it is not easy to keep your body, speech and mind focused on the true word of God, continuously.

This is why I like an interfaith approach as Dharma and Yoga have very good insights on continuous action.

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