I confess: I am an ID (Investigation Discovery) addict – a closet addict – well, former closet addict. Now the world knows! Seriously, I see people make the worst decisions of their lives on this network – and end in ruin. You don’t have to look very far to see examples of chattering fools who are living in the fast lane and crashing into brick walls at a young age! When you live in the fast lane with no compass, it never ends well. People who take the lives of other people always think they’ll get away with it – and they never do.
No fast lane for me, thank you! It’s not because I think I’m better than anyone else, but because I have chosen to listen to God through His Word. He knows what I need and exactly when I need it. We have choices to make in life – and I choose a slow, steady, joy-filled life – with God in the center of it. I love His Word and His ways. I’ve been teased about my beliefs by others, but so what?
When this verse says ACCEPT COMMANDS, does that mean we listen to anyone who gives a command? I don’t believe it means that. God gave us an ability to discern good from bad, and you can bet that there will come a time when you are commanded to do something that goes against God’s Word and His ways… when that happens, choose God’s way. I’m not going to jump off a cliff to my death if I’m commanded to do so. Um… nope.
Of course, the commands in God’s Word are there for us to obey. If we are wise, we won’t balk at them, but work throughout our walk with God to embrace His ways. We learn that His ways will keep us filled with His joy and we know that Jesus loves us and wants His best for us. If we are wise, we want His best too.
In the end, remember that God’s going to prevail. Why would we not love Him and His ways? He wants to help us with every aspect of our lives – the big things and the small things. God is love and He loves you so much. His Son, Jesus, died on a cruel cross just for you. His commands (not just the ten) are there to protect us. I hear so many say that the Ten Commandments are there to keep us from having fun. Not true – they’re there to help us stay out of trouble. I need all the help I can get. Just sayin’… 🙂