Every ‘game’ has rules. We do not ‘play’ a game, we ‘live’ life! Are there ‘rules’?
What directions do we follow? At our places of school, work, business even leisure there are ‘standard’ ways of doing things! Think about it, what are you ‘allowed’/supposed to Do?
Growing up there were rules. Brush your teeth, take a shower/bath, wash your hands (after using the bathroom, before eating, setting the table…It goes on!) There are rules! ‘Rules’ to living, rules to ‘being’.
What is our daily direction? Is there a ‘rule-book’ for life?
We can see that Moses as led by God. Stated facts that he was led to proclaim:
So Moses went up for the second time, and after 40 days, “he showed them the two tablets, with the ten commandmentsengraved upon them, five upon each tablet, and the writing was by the hand of God.”
Why second time? What happened the first time? How many days was he gone. Did he take food/drink? Who else went 40 days without?
We can surmise that beyond this, there is no physical sustenance. After Moses ‘fast’ he still had enough energy to carry the tablets down the mountain where they were hewn on stone! These tablets were no easy task to bear down a mountain after no food/drink for a period.
So, we have ‘rules.’ Just as in any community, they are referred to as ‘laws.’ What happens if you ‘break the law?’ A penalty. We have an idea what the basics of governmental laws are. Do not hurt, kill, steal… Basic knowledge. Where and why does this come into play? It makes life worth living if we consider others.
Well what rules apply to ‘we/ourselves?’
Complex! No? I am aware that we have raised points that many may consider. Essentially it makes ‘sense.’ These have come to be the rules that we live by.