Let’s take for instance this thing about help. So many are practically obsessed with this thing about helping others. Why? Because, in a subtle way when we help others we control them. Think about it my dear fellow human. When we help others, we become their gods—their saviors. We get praised. But, we lamely confess our doings to be for our ‘Lord’. O how good we are!
Hum! O my Father, You done caught me. I shall never forget it. “Is it My name or is it your shame that you are so concerned about?” O man! We are so clever. We know the commandments, but! We figure our way of keeping those commandments is better than the way of the One Who instituted them. The helping gig is attributed to the second commandment. That’s the number one commandment in our list.
Then? The thing about witnessing and ministering and working for the ‘Lord’. Yesterday, I witnessed the most pathetic way of coercion in lieu of converting Catholics to Christianity. There was a crowd of people, perhaps a shopping mall. In the crowd, there was this big boisterous man holding a Bible and bashing a Catholic subject he had grab on to somehow: the loud and boisterous question for all to hear was, “DO YOU KNOW THE SECOND COMMANDMENT?” I expected the answer to be the answer Yahushua gave in: Matthew 22:36-40, but! To my amazement? It was not!
This boisterous arrogant fellow did not gave that answer. Instead, he spit in the face of the fellow he was bashing: “You Catholics don’t even know the second commandment:
- You shall not make yourself any graven image to worship it or any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down yourself to them or serve them; for I Yahuweh your Creator am a jealous Creator, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing mercy and steadfast love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.
Blow me away! This Bible beater counts Yahushua’s words for nothing? Isn’t public knowledge Yahushua’s reply to smart alecks of His time? Yahushua’s reply,
And one of their number, a lawyer, asked Him a question to test Him.