If you’re a parent or teacher, have you ever “laid down the law” to a child and said, “Look left and right before you cross the street”? Why do we say that? Because we don’t want them to get run over. In like manner, our Heavenly Father lays down moral and ethical laws so we don’t get run over by life and sin. If we don’t listen to Him and we run ahead apart from His laws, we soon find out why He has, in love, given us laws. Isaiah 33:22 spells out the reason we are to obey our Father. “For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; He will save us—” Our Heavenly Father gives us laws to save us from pain, separation, guilt, untimely death, loss, regret, and so much more. In what ways might you be running into streets of sin chasing after a ball of fun, money, or a relationship that God has warned, “Stop”? Our Heavenly Father is our LAWGIVER and Savior. We’re saved from so much pain and blessed beyond words when we listen to Him and follow His commands.
Lord, we praise You, LAWGIVER, for Your commands and instructions that protect and provide for us.