President Thomas S. Monson teaches: “He who created us and who loves us perfectly knows just how we need to live our lives in order to obtain the greatest happiness possible. … Our Heavenly Father loves us enough to say: Thou shalt not lie; thou shalt not steal; thou shalt not commit adultery; thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, and so on” (“Keep the Commandments,” Ensign, Nov. 2015, 83).
The Ten Commandments represent basic standards of behavior that can be divided into two groups: how we treat God and how we treat others.
To help us keep God at the center of our lives we are to:
- Worship no other gods.
- Keep His Sabbath day holy.
- Avoid blasphemy and idolatry.
To help us love His children we are to:
- Honor our parents.
- Not steal, lie, kill, covet, or commit adultery.
President Monson promises, “He understands that when we keep the commandments, our lives will be happier, more fulfilling, and less complicated” (Keep the Commandments,” Ensign, Nov. 2015, 83).