A commandment is an important rule given by God that tells people how to behave. I'm reading and listening to the Old Testament and I'm sure I would not have been able to have had any success as a human following God in those days. It seems the commandments were so specific and I know I would have forgotten something and been beheaded or whatever was the punishment of the day.
As I have read God's Word I feel blessed to come from a lineage of faith and trust. Those seeking God had to be with God in these rules in order to know him. They HAD to draw close in the Law. Maybe we aren't as seeking as they were. It isn't in the rules, it is in the seeking...the relationship with things Godly.
It is through the history of all that is that I really realize how much God loves us. How he used people and situations to create such a beautifully unfolding story of this love.
The Old Testament is hard to read and understand but, the simple fact is that it is laying the foundation and proof that God sent his Son for each of us, to die for our sins, and leaves within us the Holy Spirit to guide us.
Commandments = Love. Love = God. God = Eternal Hope. I may have trouble following rules but, God helps me to live within what is right, noble, and worthy. God has no trouble forgiving me when I slip, helping me to overcome, and using me for his glory & purpose.
There are rules to tools, too. The grand-sisters had a fun time hammering, using tools, measuring, etc. We love to play. So love our times together!
Fresh Find: What a great hoodie!