It’s Just Good Common Sense
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house, you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor any thing that is your neighbor’s. Exodus 20:17
I’ve always thought the Ten Commandments were a condensed definition of moral goodness. When you study them, it’s fairly plain to see they’re based on common sense revolving around loving one another.
We tend to get off base concerning God’s commandments, when we put the Ten Commandments first instead of putting the first commandment first. You shall have no other gods before me (I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that doesn’t mean it’s okay to have other gods after Him either.)
When we put God first and everything else second, He will instill in us the desire to keep all His commandments. More than that, He will instill in us the desire to love others, and when you love someone, you want them to have the best of everything. You certainly don’t want to take things away from them.
If we focus on God, not things, He will instill in us the desire to do the right things.