Moses was leading thousands of people to the Promise Land and it was to be a 40 year journey. It can be assumed the people would have become more and more unruly as the years wore on. So you can also assume it would have been very difficult for Moses.
There were no laws, no rules and there must have been a lot of killings, adultery, stealing and lying and cheating and who knows what else.Imaginewatching as each day brings more and more mayhem. The people are becoming out of control so Moses had to come up with an idea and decide on what to do. How can he regain control of the mob?
Moses might have realized the only way to get things under control was to use the peoples fear of their So he came up with a plan. He would tell everyone God wanted to talk to Moses. So to make it look real Moses went out of sight and when he comes back he carries a clay tablet. .
Moses tells the people God gave him these Ten Commandments and the people must obey them or God would punish them, and this frightened the people because the god they believed in DID punish people and even kill them if he was angry enough.
It could have happened this way and probably did, for the first 5 commandments talk about God and what they needed to do for Him. This way the people are sure to believe it was God who wrote them. The last 5…well you decide WHY the last 5 were added.
5. ‘Honor thy father and thy mother‘. What a good commandment to control the younger ones, the wild teenagers.
6. ‘Thou shalt not kill’. This is a very important one for them to think God told them, for there must have been much killing among the thousands. Now remember, this god, well he believed it was okay to kill, for he did a lot of it. Every time he got mad.
7.’Thou shalt not commit adultery. ‘This is another good one as adultery was very likely going on.
8. ‘Thou shall not steal.’ This one would sure help the fighting and killings.
9.’Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.’ Another good way for Moses to keep things easier.
10. ‘Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.’ Yet another way to help Moses while on the long journey.
So just maybe, the 10 Commandments were drawn up by Moses, in order to gain back control over the mass of peoples and maybe the Real God had no part in. Isn’t that what you would do if you were leading thousands of people for 40 years?
But wait….the says, Joseph knew it was a sin to commit adultery with Potiphar’s wife. He said, “How can I sin against God?” How did he know that… before the Ten Commandments were written?
Have you wondered why God gave Moses laws and commandants that he had already given to the people long before Moses appeared on earth and long before he wrote the Ten Commandments?
The point is all the commandants were already known to these people.
No man ever believes that the bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.’ George Bernard Shaw
“It is said that from Mount Sinai God gave, amid thundering and lightning’s, ten commandments for the guidance of mankind; and yet among them is not found Thou shalt believe The Bible” Robert Green Ingerso