Ten Commandments Lesson Twelve: The Fifth Commandment

God gave us power when He designed the earth to be ruled through His representatives.  These authority structures God established are for our good.  They are intended to keep our living space orderly and thereby happy.  Since our fall power has become dangerous.  Possessing it often leads to abusing it. Facing it often tempts us to resist it.  Though none likes the abuse of power, we all are tempted to abuse it once we have it.  Therefore the 5th commandment to honor those in authority as well as to use authority honorably is the key to prolonging a harmonious and satisfying life.

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