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What does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good? Deuteronomy 10:12-13

I wrote on this passage several days ago, but I was struck this morning by the last words of the sentence – that the Commandments were given for our “own good.” It has always been about trust. Adam and Eve fell for the lie that they could not trust God, that God forbade them from eating the fruit from the one tree because he would lose his control over them if they did. We are so often fooled into thinking that God’s commands somehow keep us from experiencing life. We consider prayer or worship as too time consuming. We have more important things to do. We think that loving, honoring, forgiving and serving infringe upon our own rights. Get the picture? All that God commands has been put in place for our own good. God wants to give us the full life. You can trust him – even more than your own feelings. Examine yourself, your attitudes and your actions. Have you given yourself to walk in obedience? Don’t miss out on what God wants to give you because you think there is a better way. Thank God for his forgiveness in Jesus AND the better way of life he offers in obedience!

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