Henry M. Wright is secretary of the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Columbia, Maryland.

Thou shalt not have any other priority than God's priorities in thy career.

Thou shalt not make unto thee the image of false motives and ego-tripping.

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it well planned and Spirit-filled. Six days do the saints labor and do all their work, but the seventh day is the day for Spirit-filled, prepared, and prayed over messages and sermons. On the Sabbath, the preacher should not come up short; thou nor the conference president nor the departmental secretary nor anybody else who occupies thy pulpit, for during six days the saints have been tossed about, but on the seventh day they must be fed.

Honor thy father and thy mother and anybody else who has helped thee along the way, for thy days shall not be long in this world when thou dost not remember those who helped thee along the way.

Thou shalt not kill thy fellow workers with thy mouth, thy gossip. Thou shalt not kill thy members with indifference and too much "other business" when they have needs.

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Thou shalt not steal thy coworkers' sermons word by word.

Thou shalt not steal precious time from thy wife and family.

Thou shalt not steal precious time from thy ministry or the field that God has given thee.

Thou shalt not bear false witness to the conference concerning thy baptisms and goals raised.

Thou shalt not covet anything or anybody.

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Henry M. Wright is secretary of the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Columbia, Maryland.

February 1991

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