definition of decalogue

Ten rules that govern any activity

It is designated by the term of decalogue to the set of ten principles or norms that are considered basic for the exercise of any activity, for example, transparency and coherence should be part of the decalogue of any journalist in order to exercise their profession without fissures.

Religion: commandments proposed by God

And on the other hand, the term presents a very special reference in almost all religions; Each religion has a set of principles to be followed and respected by all its faithful, as long as in the christian religion, the term is used to designate the ten commandments of God's law, which are undoubtedly the most famous.

God communicates them through Moses

According to what is expressed in the Bible, approximately in the year 1250 B.C. the prophet Moses received directly from God a list of commandments written with his own finger, which the Israeli people had to respect if they wanted to be part of their kingdom. According to account on its sheets holy scripture, Moses, remained in the Mount sinaiDuring 40 days and 40 nights, once that period had elapsed, God gave him two stone tablets in which the decalogue composed of the ten principles or commandments was contained. When Moses came down from the mountain he saw that the Israelites were worshiping the golden calf (a false god to which the people paid honors), such an attitude enraged him and ended up destroying the two pieces that God had given him. After this impulsive act, Moses, he asked for forgiveness God on behalf of the people of Israel and thus they sealed an alliance and in two stone slabs the divine commandments were invoked.

What are the ten commandments and their scope

Currently these are the ten commandments that the Catholic Church spreads to his faithful to be fulfilled: You will love God above all things; you will not take God's name in vain; you will sanctify the festivals; you will honor your father and your mother; you will not kill; Thou shalt not commit impure acts; you will not steal; you shall not tell false testimony or lies; you will not consider impure thoughts or desires and you will not covet the goods of others.

The principle of loving God above all things has the mission of placing God in the most important place of everything that surrounds the faithful, for example, his main attitude should be to love him and with this he will be giving the recognition of being the spiritual leader.

Not taking the name of God in vain implies that the human being does not swear by God or that he does not mention it in any context in a banal way. For example: "I swear to God I did not take the box." Under no point of view should the figure of God be used to promise anything to anyone.

Sanctifying the holidays or the day of God supposes the commitment that the faithful must maintain with all those celebrations imposed by God, attending the masses that are carried out in the temples, churches, venues where God and his envoys are present. Sunday is the day par excellence in which Christians attend Mass but also during the year there are other events that demand their presence such as Easter, Christmas, among others.

Honoring the father and mother is so important because they gave us life and we must always respect them, not doing so is a serious fault. This also means following their advice.

Do not kill is a clear precept that tells us that we should not use violence for anything and less kill a person, because God precisely does not want violence in the world or in any of his children.

The commission of impure acts supposes that people must avoid those actions in which obscenity or what is prohibited in sexual matters is in order.

On the other hand, and regardless of the needs that someone may have, God is clear, you will not steal.

We must not raise false testimonies or tell lies about anyone because we will be damaging their reputation and ourselves because we will not be telling the truth that is what God has taught us.

And finally, we should avoid thinking about things that touch impurity and also coveting material goods that do not belong to us. Greed is a sin and only gives way to envy and resentment. You have to stay away from her.