15 commandments of dating
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“You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them.
After God spoke to Jacob, notice what he did with the idols that were among his household: “Then God said to Jacob, ‘Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there; and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother.’ And Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, ‘Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, and change your garments.
The First and Second Commandments state: “You shall have no other gods before Me [God]” and, “You shall not make for yourself a carved image …
you shall not bow down to them nor serve them” (“You shall have no other gods before Me.
Jacob and Esau both had dishonored their parents, but Jacob finally did obey. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.’ Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him” (Genesis 4:6-8). After the Flood, people knew that God was against murder and demanded a penalty for it.
“Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Padan Aram to take himself a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, ‘You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan,’ and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Padan Aram” (Genesis 28:6-7). “From the hand of every man’s brother I will require the life of man.