For Keeps

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I inwardly squirm when I read the shalt not commandments.

I visualize the doctor telling me not to use salt. Instantly, I feel slighted and want to shake that table salt-shaker for all it is worth!

God gives two lists.

One has imaginary header reading ‘Do’ and the other ‘Do not.’ I am not free to disregard any of his commandments.

“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour’s (Exodus 20: 17 KJV).


I don’t often think on that shalt not. We have boundaries. I know that it is sinful to want what belongs to another. Bringing the terms up to current wording I sense that they cover material things as shelter, marriage sanctity, workforce and animals. What’s his or hers is theirs for keeps.

Let this not be said of thee or me…

“He coveteth greedily all the day long (Proverbs 21:26a KJV).”


3 thoughts on “For Keeps

    Pam Ford Davis responded:
    January 30, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Hi Dannie, Your comments worked fine; it’s nice to have you as follower of my blog!

    Wing His Words,


    Dannie said:
    January 30, 2015 at 7:44 am

    I tried to post on the blog but, alas, I messed it up somehow. When AL has time,I’ll ask her to help me. I can’t post replies on my own blog without her help either. Screen readers are great, but they still have a long way to go!



    Dannie said:
    January 30, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Wow, some great food-for-thought in this post, Pam! Well done.



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