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The commandments and a note on material wealth.

Luk 18:20 You have knowledge of what the law says: Do not be untrue to your wife, Do not put anyone to death, Do not take what is not yours, Do not give false witness, Give honour to your father and mother.
Luk 18:21 And he said, All these things I have done from the time when I was a boy.
Luk 18:22 And Jesus, hearing it, said to him, One thing you still have need of; get money for your goods, and give it away to the poor, and you will have wealth in heaven; and come after me.
Luk 18:23 But at these words he became very sad, for he had great wealth.
Luk 18:24 And Jesus, looking at him, said, How hard it is for those who have wealth to get into the kingdom of God!
Luk 18:25 It is simpler for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a man who has much money to come into the kingdom of God.

The greatest commandment.

Mat 22:35 And one of them, a teacher of the law, put a question to him, testing him, and saying,
Mat 22:36 Master, which is the chief rule in the law?
Mat 22:37 And he said to him, Have love for the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
Mat 22:38 This is the first and greatest rule.
Mat 22:39 And a second like it is this, Have love for your neighbour as for yourself.
Mat 22:40 On these two rules all the law and the prophets are based.

Be careful what you say.

Mat 15:10 And he got the people together and said to them, Give ear, and let my words be clear to you:
Mat 15:11 Not that which goes into the mouth makes a man unclean, but that which comes out of the mouth.

Do not allow people among you to establish positions of authority over others. But do serve and help others.

Mat 20:24 And when it came to the ears of the ten, they were angry with the two brothers.
Mat 20:25 But Jesus said to them, You see that the rulers of the Gentiles are lords over them, and their great ones have authority over them.
Mat 20:26 Let it not be so among you: but if anyone has a desire to become great among you, let him be your servant;
Mat 20:27 And whoever has a desire to be first among you, let him take the lowest place:
Mat 20:28 Even as the Son of man did not come to have servants, but to be a servant, and to give his life for the salvation of men.

Luk 22:24 And there was an argument among them about which of them was the greatest.
Luk 22:25 And he said, The kings of the Gentiles are lords over them, and those who have authority are given names of honour.
Luk 22:26 But let it not be so with you; but he who is greater, let him become like the younger; and he who is chief, like a servant.
Luk 22:27 For which is greater, the guest who is seated at a meal or the servant who is waiting on him? is it not the guest? but I am among you as a servant.

Help those in need.

Mat 25:31 But when the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then will he be seated in his glory:
Mat 25:32 And before him all the nations will come together; and they will be parted one from another, as the sheep are parted from the goats by the keeper.
Mat 25:33 And he will put the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left.
Mat 25:34 Then will the King say to those on his right, Come, you who have the blessing of my Father, into the kingdom made ready for you before the world was:
Mat 25:35 For I was in need of food, and you gave it to me: I was in need of drink, and you gave it to me: I was wandering, and you took me in;
Mat 25:36 I had no clothing, and you gave it to me: when I was ill, or in prison, you came to me.
Mat 25:37 Then will the upright make answer to him, saying, Lord, when did we see you in need of food, and give it to you? or in need of drink, and give it to you?
Mat 25:38 And when did we see you wandering, and take you in? or without clothing, and give it to you?
Mat 25:39 And when did we see you ill, or in prison, and come to you?
Mat 25:40 And the King will make answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Because you did it to the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.
Mat 25:41 Then will he say to those on the left, Go from me, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire which is ready for the Evil One and his angels:
Mat 25:42 For I was in need of food, and you gave it not to me; I was in need of drink, and you gave it not to me:
Mat 25:43 I was wandering, and you took me not in; without clothing, and you gave me no clothing; ill, and in prison, and you came not to me.
Mat 25:44 Then will they make answer, saying, Lord, when did we see you in need of food or drink, or wandering, or without clothing, or ill, or in prison, and did not take care of you?
Mat 25:45 Then will he make answer to them, saying, Truly I say to you, Because you did it not to the least of these, you did it not to me.
Mat 25:46 And these will go away into eternal punishment; but the upright into eternal life.

Here Jesus demonstrates that the laws of the pharisees are the laws of men. Ceremonial demonstrations are not needed.

Mak 7:1 And there came together to him the Pharisees and certain of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem,
Mak 7:2 And had seen that some of his disciples took their bread with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands.
Mak 7:3 Now the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not take food without washing their hands with care, keeping the old rule which has been handed down to them:
Mak 7:4 And when they come from the market-place, they take no food till their hands are washed; and a number of other orders there are, which have been handed down to them to keep–washings of cups and pots and brass vessels.
Mak 7:5 And the Pharisees and the scribes put the question to him, Why do your disciples not keep the rules of the fathers, but take their bread with unwashed hands?
Mak 7:6 And he said, Well did Isaiah say of you, you false ones: These people give me honour with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
Mak 7:7 But their worship is to no purpose, while they give as their teaching the rules of men.
Mak 7:8 For, turning away from the law of God, you keep the rules of men.

This passage seems to suggest that participating in the protocols of the world should not conflict with scripture. At least so far as paying tax.

Mak 12:13 Then they sent to him certain of the Pharisees and the Herodians, so that they might make use of his words to take him by a trick.
Mak 12:14 And when they had come, they said to him, Master, we are certain that you are true, and have no fear of anyone: you have no respect for a man’s position, but you are teaching the true way of God: Is it right to give taxes to Caesar or not?
Mak 12:15 Are we to give or not to give? But he, conscious of their false hearts, said to them, Why do you put me to the test? give me a penny, so that I may see it.
Mak 12:16 And they gave him one. And he said to them, Whose is this image and name on it? And they said to him, Caesar’s.
Mak 12:17 And Jesus said to them, Give to Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and to God the things which are God’s. And they were full of wonder at him.

Forgive Others.

Mak 11:25 And whenever you make a prayer, let there be forgiveness in your hearts, if you have anything against anyone; so that you may have forgiveness for your sins from your Father who is in heaven.

Share your things, don’t take more than you need, do not act violently, don’t take things that don’t belong to you and be happy with your wages.

Luk 3:10 And the people put questions to him, saying, What have we to do?
Luk 3:11 And he made answer and said to them, He who has two coats, let him give to him who has not even one; and he who has food, let him do the same.
Luk 3:12 Then tax-farmers came to him for baptism and said to him, Master, what have we to do?
Luk 3:13 And he said to them, Do not make an attempt to get more money than the right amount.
Luk 3:14 And men of the army put questions to him, saying, And what have we to do? And he said to them, Do no violent acts to any man, and do not take anything without right, and let your payment be enough for you.

Jesus came to help sinners; so that they could be turned from their sins. This is important because it suggests the need to turn away from sin not the responsibility to do so.

Luk 5:29 And Levi made a great feast for him in his house: and a great number of tax-farmers and others were seated at table with them.
Luk 5:30 And the Pharisees and their scribes made protests against his disciples, saying, Why do you take food and drink with tax-farmers and sinners?
Luk 5:31 And Jesus, answering, said to them, Those who are well have no need of a medical man, but those who are ill.
Luk 5:32 I have come, not to get the upright, but sinners, so that they may be turned from their sins.

Forgiveness is valuable. The greater the sin the greater the value of forgiveness.

Luk 7:41 And he said, Two men were in debt to a certain man of business: one had a debt of five hundred pence, and the other of fifty.
Luk 7:42 When they were unable to make payment, he made the two of them free of their debts. Which of them, now, will have the greater love for him?
Luk 7:43 Simon, in answer, said, It seems he whose debt was greater. And he said, Your decision is right.

Don’t worry be happy.

Luk 12:22 And he said to his disciples, For this reason I say to you, Take no thought for your life, about what food you will take, or for your body, how it may be clothed.
Luk 12:23 Is not life more than food, and the body than its clothing?
Luk 12:24 Give thought to the ravens; they do not put seeds into the earth, or get together grain; they have no store-houses or buildings; and God gives them their food: of how much greater value are you than the birds!
Luk 12:25 And which of you by taking thought is able to make himself any taller?
Luk 12:26 If, then, you are not able to do even that which is least, why are you troubled about the rest?
Luk 12:27 Give thought to the flowers: they do no work, they make no thread; and still I say to you, Even Solomon, in all his glory, was not clothed like one of these.
Luk 12:28 But if God gives such clothing to the grass in the field, which today is living, and tomorrow will be burned in the oven, how much more will he give clothing to you, O men of little faith?
Luk 12:29 And do not give overmuch thought to your food and drink, and let not your mind be full of doubts.
Luk 12:30 For the nations of the world go in search of all these things: but your Father has knowledge that you have need of them.
Luk 12:31 But let your chief care be for his kingdom, and these other things will be given to you in addition.

Support and entertain the poor, blind and broken. Those who need support.

Luk 14:12 And he said to the master of the house, When you give a feast, do not send for your friends and your brothers and your family or your neighbours who have wealth, for they may give a feast for you, and so you will get a reward.
Luk 14:13 But when you give a feast, send for the poor and the blind and those who are broken in body:
Luk 14:14 And you will have a blessing, because they will not be able to give you any payment, and you will get your reward when the upright come back from the dead.
Luk 14:15 And, hearing these words, one of those who were at table with him said to him, Happy is the man who will be a guest in the kingdom of God.

Trouble will come but do not be the one to cause it. Worry about your own conduct but if another does you wrong forgive them if they have sorrow for their sin.

Luk 17:1 And he said to his disciples, It is necessary for causes of trouble to come about, but unhappy is he by whom they come.
Luk 17:2 It would be well for him if a great stone was put round his neck and he was dropped into the sea, before he made trouble for any of these little ones.
Luk 17:3 Give attention to yourselves: if your brother does wrong, say a sharp word to him; and if he has sorrow for his sin, let him have forgiveness.
Luk 17:4 And if he does you wrong seven times in a day, and seven times comes to you and says, I have regret for what I have done; let him have forgiveness.

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. So first left the old, then the young. Jesus’ forgives without punishment but asks that those who sin; sin no more. You are forgiven but you must stop sinning.

Jhn 8:1 But Jesus went to the Mountain of Olives.
Jhn 8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the Temple and all the people came to him and he was seated teaching them.
Jhn 8:3 Now the scribes and Pharisees came, with a woman who had been taken in the act of sinning against the married relation;
Jhn 8:4 And putting her forward, they said to him, Master, this woman has been taken in the very act of sinning against the married relation.
Jhn 8:5 Now in the law Moses gave directions that such women were to be stoned; what do you say about it?
Jhn 8:6 They said this, testing him, so that they might have something against him. But Jesus, with his head bent down, made letters on the floor with his finger.
Jhn 8:7 But when they went on with their questions, he got up and said to them, Let him among you who is without sin be the first to send a stone at her.
Jhn 8:8 And again, with bent head, he made letters on the floor.
Jhn 8:9 And when his words came to their ears, they went out one by one, starting with the oldest even to the last, because they were conscious of what was in their hearts: and Jesus was there by himself with the woman before him.
Jhn 8:10 Then Jesus got up, and seeing nobody but the woman, he said to her, Where are the men who said things against you? did no one give a decision against you?
Jhn 8:11 And she said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said, And I do not give a decision against you: go, and never do wrong again.]

Some extra notes on conduct

:: Righteous righteousness ::

“Therefore, lay aside all guile, and lay aside all hypocrisies, and lay aside all envies, and stop all evil speakings; keep thy tongue from evil and thy lips from speaking guile. “Be as Nathaniel in whom is no guile!” (John 1:47) “For he that will Love Life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile. Like the “firstfruits of God, standing before the throne of God, because in their mouth was found no guile.” (1Peter 3:10, Rev14:4-5)” – https://www.jesusteachings.com/

:: But not Self Righteousness ::

“The greatest be the servant. Be ye therefore merciful as your Father is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged, condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned; forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. Be of good cheer, thy sins Be forgiven thee. Be of good comfort, thy faith has made thee whole.” – https://www.jesusteachings.com/

:: Be Kind ::

Guile: clever but dishonest methods of deceiving someone; using tricks to deceive someone. The devil is full of guile!

“During emotional outbursts, the expression of hatred, and the lust for vengeance, the devil’s power increases. The devil’s power flows through the emotions; the devil’s strength increases through mental radiation from hostility … violent interactions. The devil feeds on our hatred of others; making its’ power of control easier.” – https://www.jesusteachings.com/

Don’t think you are better than anyone.

:: No Evil ::

Hear no evil, see no evil ,speak no evil.” Why not do no evil? Think of a child, a blank canvas, a child would not do evil if they would never hear it nor see it. So none could speak it.
A child is born innocent, sent into the world without sin, don’t ruin it for them.

Song: O’Children, Artist: Nick Cave

Song: Carry on my wayward sun, Artist: Kansas

:: Find sheep, Feed sheep ::

Whenever you meet someone face to face or imagined you are looking at another version of yourself.

Who serves mammon best. a marketer or an accountant? Both can serve god or mammon. Marketers can sell shoddy merchandise or work on helping people find and get what they need with love; facilitating connections.
An accountant could greedily collect fortunes and store them in a money bin like scrooge or take a keen eye to business working out any who would graft and wasteful excess.

Work together in mutual trust and cooperation.

:: Routine ::

Routine – the devil latches onto any routine or repetitive behaviour.

“Jesus died for our sins” means that he came into this world of death to teach us about sin. He did not come here to absolve you of your responsibility of “healing thyself”, but to help as the Father helps. – https://www.jesusteachings.com/

“You must learn “how to” detach your mind from the soul of good & evil below, and connect with the Righteousness of God the Father above. You must form that better connection, that most righteousness connection and then do God’s Will here on earth as it is done in heaven: above every earthly and selfish consideration, find the Lost Sheep and bring them home to God the Father.
This is the end time when the work is to be finished; make no more excuses, be about your Father’s business. Raise up the dead by quickening them through the knowledge of revelation; show them the way back home.” – https://www.jesusteachings.com/

“Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and all things like these. And those who do such things cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” (Gal 5:19-21) – https://www.jesusteachings.com/

“The thorns of the flesh are adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness and revelings; these are against the law of do love.” – https://www.jesusteachings.com/

“The fruits of the mind that does love are joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance.” – https://www.jesusteachings.com/

Love one another as you would love yourself. Love yourself.

“Love is patient. Love is Kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Love does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1Cor 13:4-7) – https://www.jesusteachings.com/

The law of God is that thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, and to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. – https://www.jesusteachings.com/

Take great care.
Seek clarity in your thoughts, be mindful, and control your thoughts.
Have no eagerness.
Be patient.
Have no guille.
Be like children.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
You can beat any temptation.
Love is the only thing that can conquer death.

“We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world, unto our glory. Eternal Life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the world began. As it was in the days of Noe, so shall it Be also in the days when the Son of man is revealed: for as in Adam, all die; but in Christ, all shall Be made alive. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” – https://www.jesusteachings.com/

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