The lowest gas price I can remember is 29 cents a gallon. At the time, I thought that was a lot of money, but who could have imagined the prices today? You hear a lot on TV, but somehow, it just seems unreasonable that prices are rising so fast. All this makes me think that somewhere, someone is stealing money right out of my pocket. But this sort of sin doesn't exist by itsself, so I wonder what other sins the Oil Companies are into?? Take a minute and read the ten commandments from Deuteronomy and then I have a question for you.
Deuteronomy 5:6-21 (WEB)
6) “I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
7) “You shall have no other gods before me.
8) “You shall not make an engraved image for yourself, any likeness of what is in heaven above, or what is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
9) you shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them; for I, Yahweh, your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me;
10) and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
11) “You shall not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain: for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
12) “Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Yahweh your God commanded you.
13) You shall labor six days, and do all your work;
14) but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahweh your God, in which you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your livestock, nor your stranger who is within your gates; that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.
15) You shall remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt, and Yahweh your God brought you out of there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm: therefore Yahweh your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.
16) “Honor your father and your mother, as Yahweh your God commanded you; that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you, in the land which Yahweh your God gives you.
17) “You shall not murder.
18) “Neither shall you commit adultery.
19) “Neither shall you steal.
20) “Neither shall you give false testimony against your neighbor.
21) “Neither shall you covet your neighbor’s wife; neither shall you desire your neighbor’s house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”
People are not stupid, they know right from wrong; why not just give them the "Golden Rule" and be done with it? Because they weren't ready for it. Those who are not spiritually minded need an abundance of rules to cover many contingencies because they really don't want to obey any of them. Any excuse to circumvent God's will is enough. So, I expect that over time we may find out what the oil companies are really doing and I bet they are not just stealing. What's next? I don't know, but I am sure I won't like it.