“We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Rules!” Oh, But We Do.

Praise the Lord.

Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands.
2 Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever.
4 Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.
5 Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice. Psalm 112:1-5

When was the last time you thought of rules and commands as delightful? We are inundated with rules and laws that are imperfect and burdensome. That’s not the commands He’s talking about.

But God’s commands are not burdensome at all. They are in place for a reason (or many reasons), and none of them are burdensome. They are there to protect us because He knows our tendencies and motivations better than we do.

In a couple of weeks when we go through Psalm 119, we’ll see this theme come up more and more. But for now, delight in the few commands He’s given us. They really are for our good.

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