Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. – Romans 12:21 NIV
The Lord created the ten commandments for a reason. He was not just giving His people a list of rules to follow. He was providing His people with a set of values that would strengthen their relationships. For example, honoring our fathers and mothers acknowledges the work they have done to raise us well.
By following the Lord’s commandments, we are not better than others, for all have sinned. But by learning to love God’s commandments, we become more kind, patient, and accepting towards others. Nobody is perfect. We can remember that we are all still learning, and our Heavenly Father is very patient with us. Amen.