What is the foundation of right behavior?

How does one know what is "good" behavior and what is "wrong" behavior?  From what set of rules do we follow?  Do we decide what is acceptable or not, or do we look to our parents example?  Maybe we look to society for how to act, or maybe whatever rules are set in our government as what is right or wrong.

Maybe you follow whatever is acceptable by your group, gang of friends, or maybe you just do whatever the rest of the people you are around do at the time, and change as often as the wind.

If you really want to follow a path that is right and good.  Not only for your best interest but for the rest of your family, you will want to act according to what the one who made you, KNOWS is best for you.

"You must be HOLY because I, the Lord your GOD, am Holy."  leviticus 19:2 living bible

Here are some very basic rules of life found in Leviticus:

*Respect and honor mothers and fathers
*Keep the Sabbath Day Holy
*Do not worship anything but your Lord Jesus Christ
*Do not keep all your harvest for yourself but give to others (money today)
*Do not Steal  (taking anything that does not belong to you is stealing)
*Do not lie   (deceiving others is lying.  Businesses lie on what a item cost, big signs say get this item for only this amount, but when you go to buy it there really is a lot more money to pay. This is deception and lies) ( people lie on taxes)  There is no such thing as a little lie, or little white lie, a lie is a lie!
verse 12 or leviticus 19 says, "you must not swear to a falsehood, thus bringing reproach upon the name of your God."  How many people lie every day in court?  "I swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth so help me God"  and then they lie through their teeth.

Leviticus 19:12-13

New Living Translation (NLT)
 12 “Do not bring shame on the name of your God by using it to swear falsely. I am the Lord.
 13 “Do not defraud or rob your neighbor.
   “Do not make your hired workers wait until the next day to receive their pay.

Just a few more but you should read all of the laws that God told the children in the old testament.  
*Do not gossip about others
*Dont HATE your brother, *dont seek revenge for a wrong, *do not do engage in witch craft ceremonies or use fortune telling * Do not take advantage of foreigners in your land and wrong them * Use accurate measurements, lengths, weights and volumes, and give full measure (be HONEST)

There are many many more examples of right and wrong behavior to study.
But be sure and add a study on WHY God would give these rules.  For unless you understand WHY, you will not follow them at all.  You only have to understand why Jesus Christ Died for us to get the answer, and the depth of that answer can only come to you IF God opens your mind to understand and that comes when you surrender your will and your way of living to Him.

(like a tiny plant growing in sand, so we can grow with God's Love"

 He will not deny you the answers to truth when you give up to self and trust in the one who loves you more than any other on earth or heaven loves you.
Following the right path brings the greatest rewards ever known.  How will you know if you have never tasted of the truth?
(all photos are my own, done my myself and my husband, all rights reserved)

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