So why did God choose these particular Ten Commandments, put them in a Golden Ark and have the people prize them above all words on the Earth? Remember the backdrop…this was a memorable event…Mount Sinai, smoke, fire, earthquakes, forty days of waiting, etc. It is a very dramatic scene. What intrinsic value did God see in these Ten Commandments that He would elevate them to the highest importance in the world? I believe it is the bond of the world…UNITY…the magnetic power that would allow the Earth to spin around and then orbit without falling apart. But they were never to be considered the “end all” that the communion with God is.
What about them would keep the world together? The Ten Commandments are Heaven’s ancient, perceptive genius…love God first, which transforms your mind’s focus as it takes you back to your innocent childhood, which was jealous free via focus on the Creator like a child focuses on the Momma or Daddy. It is you and God, and whatever He gives you as His grace is really, actually sufficient, satisfactory, even ample and abundant for you. The Ten Commandments include…you cannot covet your neighbor’s house, things, job, wife, etc.
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neigh-bor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or any-thing that belongs to your neighbor.” Exodus 20:17
I cannot begin to translate how important one of the top Ten Commandments must be to God, and so only thru wisdom can you see that jealousy is extremely forbidden because it is divisive—the opposite of the world of Love that God is building.
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