How do you feel about rules? They make me feel overwhelmed. Often times, rules seem unnecessary to me. If we are all good people, going after God, rules should be few and far between.
I think we like rules because it gives us boundaries. When we know our limits, it is easier to stay in a place of safety. Few or no rules leave us guessing. It is almost too free.
To me, rules were constraints that caused inconvenience. They tied up my free spirit and ruined all the fun. They required me to sit down, be quiet, and be nice. Ugh. Boring!
It kinda makes me think of the old adage, “little girls are sugar and spice and everything nice.” The rules for girls so to speak. Trying to follow the rules made me try to be something I wasn’t. I felt like something was wrong with me.
When asked by the disciples what is the greatest commandment, Jesus replies with 2. Today’s verse is our number one rule for life. Love God. Do you wonder how you could love something you can’t see? It is possible. Just like someone you can see, you’d have to get to know Him first. Love for God comes by seeking him and knowing him through His Word. It takes some digging and praying, it is worth your time if you want to be changed.