Some say rules are a bore, but breaking rules bores a hole in your conscience

Freedom from rules results in bondage to desires. When society trains people to play by their own rules and to follow their own desires without question, anarchy is at hand.

A desire dominated heart sees the conscience as a threat. The more you brake your conscience, the more you’ll break God’s rules. The more you bend God’s rules, the more you shove yourself down a slippery slope.

God’s rules are the road out of hell. His grace gives us supernatural power to make the uphill climb. Obeying God’s rules is a struggle not a bore, but breaking God’s rules bores a hole in your conscience and fills it with guilt.

To guarantee guilt, break God’s rules. To eliminate guilt, seek God’s forgiveness and strive to daily obey His commandments.

God’s commandments are the ground rules that can keep us from being led astray by our own desires. Grace doesn’t erase God’s rules. It gives us forgiveness when we break them and supernatural power to obey them.

Because of His love, God gave us rules to try to save us from choosing self-destruction. If you obey God’s rules, you’ll prevent much pain and avoid much guilt.

God’s rules were made to be kept, but rebellion chooses to disobey them. When we choose to follow fools and set aside God’s rules, life doesn’t go well.

You don’t learn to overcome guilt by breaking God’s rules, but by learning to “hunger and thirst for righteousness.” (Matthew 5:6.) Christianity presented from a stage doesn’t have the same effect as when we personally engage with and follow the living Jesus. Let Him empower you to follow God’s rules.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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