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.