They’re For Your Own Good

Your
regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves your plans. If your
instructions hadn’t sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery. I
will

never forget your commandments, for by them you give me life.

Psalm 119:91-93 (NLT)

Nothing good happens after midnight.

Are these your mother’s words? Have you spoken them
to your teens?

This was our family mantra as my children became
teenagers and wanted later curfews. We weren’t trying to be killjoys, but hoped
to steer them away from the kind of mischief that often happens late at night.
We were helping them avoid awkward and/or dangerous situations, difficult choices,
and actions they might regret.

The midnight curfew was meant for their good.

It’s the same with God’s commands. We often think of
them as limiting our freedom. But they’re meant to lead us away from temptation
and toward a fulfilling life.

God’s instructions guide us toward fullness of life. (tweet
this
)

We can still choose to ignore God’s instructions,
but we’ll face unnecessary difficulty. Consequences.

Real joy and peace can best be lived by following God’s way. (tweet
this
)

What
do you think? Are Biblical instructions still relevant? Are they limiting or
life-giving?

#SeedsofScripture #followGod #fullnessoflife

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