In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus shows us that keeping The Ten Commandments is impossible because of our sin nature. In Matthew 5:48, Jesus says, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Is this possible? We cannot live perfectly according to these laws of our own volition. We can strive for this, but we will fail, without absolute dependence on, and surrender to the Holy Spirit, but I do not believe that we are capable of such dependence at ALL TIMES. After all, Paul writes in Romans 7:19, "For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.", so even he fails! Remember, even Peter denied the Lord three times, breaking the ninth commandment thrice, before His crucifixion!
All that we can do is to learn to live more closely to His Will through discerning the Holy Spirit and more importantly, heeding and yielding to what the Holy Spirit says. We are Christians, we are not Christ, but we do need to grow in our Christ-likeness.
Darn it. I can’t find the word Saturday in the Bible.
My aunt and uncle were strict observers of the Sabbath but they let the maid cook on Sunday. I never thought that made any sense.
I’m really not critisizing them because the maid was an older woman who would have been homeless without them and they also had a gardener who would have been the same, they worked there and lived there also.
Also, perfection is never been about the flesh, but about the heart. God knows the flesh is prone to sin due to the sin if Adam and that is why He gave us the covenant of the promise of a Redeemer. And now that the Redeemer has resurrected, we have an advocate before the Father that covers our sins as long as in our hearts we are doing our best to obey the Father as the Son obeyed the Father.
Deu 8:2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
Deu 8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.