Posted by: thebridegroomcomes | October 19, 2011

Another Exodus Needed?

Life, Health and Happiness are the Result of Obedience to Law. If we eat, drink, smoke and sex as we please, we form habits, appetites and passions that enslave us. Obedience to physical laws may require self-control, but it brings health. Obedience to moral laws also requires self-control, but happiness and a better, meaningful life is the result. 

Understanding the laws of nature and physics has put men on the moon. But when it comes to personal relationships and our need of self-control to live in harmony with moral laws, it’s often like an effort to escape reality in a space capsule made by a drug company–we are spaced out.

In the equation of life’s relationship with others, happiness comes from meeting real needs and giving more than we get. Women often understand this better than men as they provide so much for the home . They buy the food, prepare the meals, clean the house, do the laundry and administer the rules by which their children learn to live. These activities require giving more than getting. Women are usually happy if they get some help and emotional support in return.

So where is mother today? Too often, she is yanked outside her primary area to help pay bills. The greatest men in history testify to the fact that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. We are in the midst of a great social experiment proving that we reap what we sow and that we cannot alter the laws of life to suit our convenience or our misguided emphasis in life.

If there is a meaning to physical phenomena, the earthquakes that are increasing and growing stronger, are a testimony to the fact that the foundations of our world are crumbling and that only those things built on solid rock will stand in the end.

The lawlessness and rebellion that are rampant throughout the world testify to the need of a better law than what senators or congressmen make for themselves or special interest groups.

The central figure at the top of the entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court is Moses holding the 10 Commandments. Those two tables of stone are more profound and basic to live than we have realized. They put into perspective our duty to the Creator, to one another, and to things.

We are turning the world upside down as we put things first, others second and God last. There is nothing so unhappy and miserable as an old person who has lived life with a focus on self. By contrast, those who enjoy their golden years most have been givers in enduring relationships.

Actually the Ten Commandments are not rules so much as principles. The commandment that says to honor father and mother teaches respect for all properly constituted authority. The Savior magnified the law when he equated anger towards someone without a cause as murder, and looking lustfully at a woman as murder.

Could we be stealing when we don’t give our employer our best for the time we are paid? Women like to talk, but much talk also breaks the principle of being truthful. For a better understanding of these principles given to Israel, the reader may read more about the law given to Israel (click and scroll to page 308).

Society’s lawlessness today may be due to preachers who failed to see the rightful role of the law as a schoolmaster that brings us to Christ. In bringing souls to Christ, preachers have had a graduation where the schoolmaster is kicked out of school rooms (and courtrooms ). But commencement means beginning and we need to see how that law applies to all of life, not as a method to earn salvation, but as a standard to live by for health and happiness.

Millions today are enslaved to self in many forms. It doesn’t so much matter what Bible translation we have. The Bible is still the best-seller and this year is the 400th anniversary of the King James Version. Applying the cornflake ad to the Ten Commandments, why not turn to Exodus 20 and taste them again for the first time?

Christ’s wedding parables imply a similar impending Exodus for end-times when “the Bridegroom comes.”

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