Doing what you wished you had done all along

This year I began a quest to read the bible and understand the words and theology written within these pages that have withstood two thousand years. To not know the bible and to not read the bible shows our heavenly father we don’t care to know more about him. It also shows others that we don’t care about them, the bible, or god. I wished I would have spent more time sooner reading God’s word. Knowing what he wants for my life and spending time in prayer are now critical points in my week. I am trying my hardest to make them daily habits. There are so many situations and biblical characters to learn from. The same issues that existed for God’s people still exist today. I was recently told by a friend that the ten commandments didn’t matter and were meant for people that lived ages ago. My friend wants the bible to fit his lifestyle, but he has it backwards. We are to transform our lives to what is in the holy scritpures. Think about how our world would change if these were obeyed. Christ.

1 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.
2 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments.
3 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
4 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
5 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
6 “You shall not murder.
7 “You shall not commit adultery.
8 “You shall not steal.
9 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

Today is September 23, 2011 and these are the headlines of the www.ajc.com (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Parents charged with starving baby boy

Parents of 5-month old who weighed 6 pounds waive court appearance. 1:42 p.m.

Our country needs God word please read it for yourself show others by doing. When we begin to turn to God we read in the bible that he heals and will hear our prayers. 2 Chronicles 7:14 The ten 15 minutes you spend with God will not be wasted and you won’t regret it. I admit I am now finally doing what I wish I would have been doing all along.

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About jamiejthompson

I am local realtor in Atlanta, Georgia.

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