THE TWELFTH COMMANDMENT (thou shalt do what you feel is right)

Have you read The Eleventh Commandment(thou shalt not get caught)? If your answer is no, you need to read this good thriller by a great author, Jeffery Archer.

Since there’s already an Eleventh Commandment, I’m writing about the Twelfth.

Although most people claim to be Christians and even go to church regularly, they don’t adhere to the ten commandments (Exodus 20:3-17). They find one excuse or the other not to follow what the ten commandments says.

The Twelfth Commandment (thou shalt do what you feel is right), on the other hand, is a commandment that almost everybody use daily. I must confess that I’m also guilty. I’ll like to focus on our special country NIGERIA.

Nigeria, is a land flowing with milk and honey but most of the citizens are suffering. Countries that don’t have half as much resources as Nigeria are living comfortably and they’ve got a good economy. Our so called leaders are greedy and selfish. They embezzle public funds and they usually don’t get punished. The annoying part is that those that claim to be christians are sometimes the worst.

The fact that our leaders don’t adhere to their oath of office has also affected most of the citizens. A friend once told me that he was going to steal as much money as he can whenever he gets appointed to a public office.

There’s this Chinese saying
“live as if there’s a God, if there’s a God you will gain eternity, if there’s no God, then you will loose nothing”

We should try as much as possible to do what is right morally and not what we feel will benefit us alone. Whenever we find ourselves in a difficult and tempting situation we should ask God for guidance. We should try as much as possible to use the twelfth commandment for the right reasons. May God grant us wisdom. Amen

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2 thoughts on “THE TWELFTH COMMANDMENT (thou shalt do what you feel is right)

  1. I love Jeffrey Archer’s books. I look forward to reading “The Eleventh Commandment.” I also agree with the Chinese saying, “Live as if there’s a God, if there’s a God you will gain eternity, if there’s no God, then you will loose nothing” ~ Dennis

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