Rules of the Road

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 6

Gold Nugget
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 as something that keeps you from something you want, as if the law takes something from you. They see it like a pet in a cage where 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 our well being. God is looking out for you even when you don't know what that is. Just like those little plastic electrical outlet covers in the home of a toddler, the laws of God are in place to protect them even if they don't understand their importance.

Unfortunately, too often we pick and choose which of His laws we will obey. As the child that refuses to stay away from the fireplace, we often will not learn until we get burned. His laws are for our protection and direction. As today’s “gold nugget” says, “For the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light; Reproofs of instruction are the way of life”. Pretending for a moment that GPS navigation technology is 100% flawless, we would be foolish to reject its direction and continue in direct opposition of its 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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