Empty praise

The statement has been made about the Ten Commandments not being “ten suggestions”. Indeed. It is not our prerogative to attempt to down grade them to our present lack of obedience. Where a potion of repentance is necessary, we need apply it. We may speak all the day long of God’s love and goodness toward us, but words of praise are empty and meaningless without obedience. Surely we need be mindful of the admonition of the Christ found in John 14:15. “If ye love me, keep my commandments…” An inspired Prophet Samuel had earlier voiced the same: “…Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice…”