test ourselves on God's Ten Commandments:
shalt have no other gods before me. Have
you always obeyed God's word and put it ahead of your own wants?
Do you even know what it says? Have you always put God first
in every area of your life? Have you always loved Him with all
of your heart, mind, soul and strength? If you answer no
to any of these, you have broken God's 1st commandment.
shalt not make unto thee any graven image. Have
you ever put a material thing like money, a car, or a career
ahead of God? Did you ever have your own beliefs about God rather
than the ones that are revealed in the Bible? If so, you
are an idolater - you have broken God's 2nd commandment.
shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain. Have
you ever used God's name as a swear word? If so, you are
profane - you have broken God's 3rd commandment
the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Have you always kept
the sabbath holy? If not, you are a sabbath-breaker - you
have broken God's 4th commandment.
thy father and thy mother. Have you
ever disobeyed or spoken evil of your parents? Have you ever
been rebellious against them in any way, even as a child or a
teenager? If so, you are rebellious and disobedient - you
have broken God's 5th Commandment.
shalt not kill. The Bible
says that if we hate someone, we commit murder in our hearts.
Have you ever hated someone or had evil thoughts toward another
person? If so, you are a murderer at heart - you have broken
God's 6th commandment. (Matthew 5:21-22)
shalt not commit adultery.
Have you always been faithful
to your spouse? Have you ever had sex with anyone before you
were married (fornication)? Have you ever engaged in sexual fantasies
or lustful thoughts about anyone not your spouse? If so,
you are an adulterer - you have broken God's 7th commandment.
shalt not steal.
Have you ever taken anything
that didn't belong to you, no matter how small in value? If
so, you are a thief - you have broken God's 8th commandment.
shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Have
you ever told a lie, a fib, white lie, or half truth about someone
else? Have you ever spoken anything about anyone knowing that
it was not completely and totally true? If so, you are
a liar - you have broken God's 9th commandment.
shalt not covet. Have
you ever desired to have something that someone else has - a
girl or guy, a car, a house, a job, or anything else? If
so, you are covetous - you have broken God's 10th commandment.
Everyone that has
ever lived (except the Lord Jesus Christ) has broken at
least one of these commandments. Most of us have probably broken
most of them.