This is the result of our discipline - that we are able to understand these things.
And of course, there are even greater results. There are far too many to list here. The Holy Bible gives us PLENTY of reasons to follow the Lord
Jesus Christ. If those reasons aren't enough, nothing I could ever say would convince you otherwise; except that the Lord willed that you might
learn some other way. Which He might, but there is nothing that comes to mind other than that which I have been compelled to say.
But you worry yourselves with your levels of intelligence; your level of knowledge; you are waiting for a change, you're seeking something new,
you're fighting for glory of some kind, you're looking to blow off steam and cause a ruckus and cause strife, you're looking for some attention at
any cost; you're looking to appear to God as if you're doing a good work by Him - which you may or may not, but why do you seek to appear instead of
simply to just do because you love Him and not because you desire from Him?
And I understand that particular temptation as well - but is it not enough that our names are written in Heaven? We cannot please Him - the LORD
Jesus Christ pleased Him. The LORD speaks for us. We please Him by loving Him and obeying the commandments of God.
And what are the commandments of God?
They are summed up easily. As Jesus said:
28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first
commandment of all?
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
These are the commandments of God.
Now we refer to the Ten Commandments. These commandments are the commandments of God - and they are summed up in the commandments above.
But how do we perform those commandments?
By doing the acts in the Ten Commandments... easy.
As for the Sabbath, how do we perform this commandment? It used to be so easy before the captivity at Babylon - then the Sabbath became the sixth day
at sundown until the seventh day at sundown (instead of following the lunar schedule, it then started following a secular seven-day week schedule
which quickly differed from the moon phases and also the week matched to Babylonian time) - and then eventually the calendars were changed and the
days were all switched and everything is out of whack! So How do we obey His commandment? Because we do not know the day God had appointed for the
Sabbath; not yet - or at least, it has not been revealed to me yet.
Jesus saw fit to accept the Sabbath that was being followed when He was walking on the earth in the flesh. So, therefore, why should it change? But
if you are not convicted of it, do not worry; because I do not believe that it is everyone's conviction or charge. But because my family believe in
obeying the commandments of God, and because we started out following the Sabbath according to the doctrine of the Seventh-day Adventist and the
Seventh-day Remnant, therefore, we, by reason of what we have become accustomed to, keep the Sabbath on that day. However, we are not so legalistic
(it does not take long reading about Jesus to see - as well, He said, "it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath" - and because He IS Lord of Sabaoth,
therefore, what He says is Law.) But we do not judge what day people keep the Sabbath as long as it is kept properly to what God has truly convicted
Just like we wouldn't judge whether someone was actually coveting a thing when they mention a thing. If my wife says, "Oh, wow I want that
shovel!" Am I going to say, "How dare you covet a thing?!" Her heart was probably not filled with vile covetousness; but rather, she saw a good
thing and knew that it was accessible and therefore wanted it. There is a big difference - and so we judge rather lightly these things. IN fact, we
should be careful not to judge unless we know a thing because we will be judged by our words and by our actions as witnesses against ourselves! OUR
HYPOCRISY IS WHAT JUDGES US IN THE END.
So. Obey the commandments of God. And do further than the commandments say - LOVE your neighbors. Do not just fear hurting them - but love loving
them! And who is your neighbor? Jesus said in parable that your neighbor is whoever is near you, simply enough! So whoever is within your reach,
whether it be physical or electronic, or whatever; LOVE is your responsibility.
And remember, Love is not always just hugs and kisses. Love is about putting people back in their place to set them on the right path again. Eternity
is more important than NOW.