Have you ever wondered about the “why” behind God’s commands? If so, it helps to realize that since He created us, as Isaiah 40:28 explains, He knows what is beneficial to us and what hurts us. For instance, when the Scriptures were written, they didn’t have the research on the harmful effects of worry and stress. So, Jesus simply stated in Matthew 6:34, “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” They didn’t have the research on the destructive nature of bitterness so God simply commanded in Ephesians 4:31-32 to forgive and put bitterness away from us. In other words, God’s commands are in our best interests. They help us run smoothly and go through life better than if we ignore them, just as a car owner’s manual is written so the car will run optimally. If we’re wise, we’ll read and follow our Owner’s manual. In what area do you need to do that?
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable,” Isaiah 40:28.
Heavenly Father, Lord and CREATOR, forgive us for too often ignoring Your commands. Draw us to Your Holy Presence and to surrender to Your will.