Our set of values may create hero’s such as the Beatles being more popular than Jesus Christ.
When Moses was too long upon the mountain, the people soon forgot about the true God.
Instead they were partying and crafting man made new golden gods to worship.
The commandments that God gave Moses were rules to keep a balance in life and to maintain a safe environment. When kept, justice and peace will prevail.
Rev Dave gave an illustration; During a war, our troops were overseas, and the MPs knew a soccer field had land mines planted there by the enemy. A group of children came to play and the soldiers tried to warn them, but the children did not understand English. In their effort to remove the children, their parents came to rescue their offspring and were angry with the soldiers.
Many today are warned about certain lifestyles, but their ears are deaf to the counsel because they are having too much fun to heed the caution given. They even are furious at those who oppose their sin.
Rules when heeded will help keep us safe.
The pit of depression may be from loss of a job, business failure, or our fading health.