The Ten Commandments weren’t random orders barked at us by a dictator God.
The Ten Commandments were one of our first glimpses of God’s true character.
He offered these Commandments to us to give us the opportunity to be like him – to live in the right, to be free from sin, to be holy.
This got me thinking….
What are my “commandments” for my sons that I lay out every day?
And I’ve noticed they all have the theme of hygiene and health.
Brush your teeth.
Don’t eat sugar or too much bread.
Drink more water.
Get outside and be active.
Most of my “commandments” for them are not those that show my character or lead them to develop their own.
Sure, I would hope that by now they know that stealing from our neighbor is wrong, and that killing is unacceptable.
But, yet, I can’t remember the last time I actually had any sort of conversation about those expectations.
Starting today, I’m going to do a better job at aligning my “commandments” for my sons with my character.
More to come on what that looks like.
But for now, I challenge you to do the same.
P.S. Thanks, Pastor Phil at Rancho Murieta Community Church, for the inspiration for this post.