Exodus 20:17 niv

10To covet is to wish for or desire what rightfully belongs to another.
There is nothing wrong with wanting things others have but is wrong to want theirs.
When we want what belongs to another we devalue what is ours.
We will not see the blessings in our lives if we look only at the blessings of others.

Do you want something that belongs to another?
Why do you want it?  What makes it desirable to you?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

Exodus 20:15 niv


This primarily concerns the taking of another’s money or possessions.
But we also steal when we deny people the right to work and live where they want.
When we take away the choice of schools and education we steal their ability to prosper.
We steal when we don’t honor contracts or keep our promises.
When we steal from others we are also stealing from ourselves.
We lose honor and integrity, respect and love.
 We lose the person we were created to be.
There are no winners in the game of theft.

Do you think stealing is no longer considered a sin?
Have our consciences become dull?

Blessings this day of gracepatricia,

Exodus 20:14 niv


We are to be pure and chaste not only in body but also in mind and heart.
The holy union of marriage is not to be compromised.

It doesn’t matter what is accepted as fundamental morals by others 
we are to heed the Creator of life above all others.

How do you deal with pressure to conform to the mores of others?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

Exodus 20:13 nlt


This seems almost unnecessary to mention,
but God knows the hearts of men and women.
He knows we are self-centered and not always
in control of our passions and tempers.
All we need to do is read the headlines or watch the news on TV
to know there is good reason to have this commandment.
We are to love one another not kill each other. 
Killing is not a way to solve our personal problems
or to prove who is most powerful and in charge.

What do you think about this commandment?
Is it all inclusive or are there justifiable murders?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia