WE ALL KNOW THAT AT MT. SINAI, ALMIGHTY G-D SPOKE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. EVERY PERSON SHOULD ASK THEMSELVES: “AM I PRACTICING THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF G-D’S INSTRUCTIONS?”
By Rabbi Faivish Mordechai Dalfin
Most people in our society will confirm that the instructions not to murder, not to kidnap and not to steal are universally accepted. Honoring our parents is also built in our education.
Then why are we lax when it comes to keeping the Shabbat?
Our faith in Almighty G-d needs to be solid and personal.
These ten instructions are major values in our daily activities. Lets read them with a more spiritual meaning:
- Trust in G-d and be humble.
- Do not idolize material wealth.
- Value the gift of speech.
- Value the privilege of having an entire day of spirituality. This infuses us with love and kindness.
- Bond with your parents and grandparents.
- Do not murder, which also means do not embarrass.
Do not commit adultery, meaning not only physically, but through your mind and eyes.
Do not to steal, which also means not robbing another person’s dignity.
Do not covet your friend’s house, which shows us to appreciate our lot in life.
Do not be jealous of your friend’s wife and his property, which reminds us to examine our actions and be more sensitive to others.
When we follow these critical teachings carefully, we will be much happier and surely more blessed. We need to be humble and follow our Father’s instructions!