I don't know about you but I'm getting rather confused with all the instructions or rules written for us by so called experts and people in authority.
My problem is that these instructions are often unclear and open to interpretation with, for me, perplexing and/or dire results.
Let me give you some examples.
I bought a large "Family Pack" of already shelled almonds and cashew nuts. Enough for all of us to enjoy whilst watching the slimming programs on TV. It said on the packet "Once opened keep cool and dry and away from sunlight and strong odours". But it doesn't say what to do to keep the nuts fresh. How can the fact that I keep cool, dry and so on affect the freshness of the nuts?
Another confusing instruction came with a packet of quick-cook rice. The writing on the packet said “Take sachet out of packet and stand in boiling water for 10 minutes”. I did that and burnt my feet.
I also read in my Cookery Recipe Book that to avoid tears whilst peeling and cutting onions you should do it under water. It works, but you have to come up for air every few seconds.
Even my doctor can be unclear with his instructions. I told him that I get a pain in my eye every time I drink coffee or tea. He said: Take the spoon out of the cup first.
This same doctor advised a friend of mine suffering from rheumatism to keep away from all dampness. Now he sits in the bath and vacuum cleans himself.
God's instructions on the other hand are quite clear.
When He gave us the Ten Commandments He meant just that: ten rules or instructions for us to follow in our lives.
He did not mean ten suggestions or proposals for us to debate and alter to suit our selfish modern lifestyles.