Verse 23: For the commandment is a lamp, And the law a light; Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,
Some folks would think of a law has as something that keeps you from something you want. As if the law takes something from you. Like a pet in a cage, the law prevents you from being free. It is unfortunate that people misunderstand the laws and commands of God and therefore miss the benefits that come from their adherence. If we were to see the laws and commands of God as they are intended, we would embrace them instead of resenting them. I see the laws of God as more like handrails on the stairs, the solid lines on the road and guardrails on the overpass. They are all in place for your well being. God is looking out for your best interest even when you don't know what that is. Just as electrical outlet covers in the home of a toddler, they are in place to protect them even if they don't understand their importance. Unfortunately, we pick and choose which of His laws we will obey. As the child that refuses to stay away from the fireplace, we will not learn until we get burned. His laws are for our protection and direction. Pretending for a moment that GPS navigation technology is flawless, we would be foolish to reject it's direction and navigate in direct conflict with it's instructions. The sooner we mature and embrace His laws, commands and precepts; the sooner we will understand and benefit from their design.
Lord, I want to accept your laws as your way of providing for and loving me. I will adhere to them more and more as I mature in your Word. Help me to understand them and trust you. Amen
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