Read: Isaiah 58:9–14

If you refrain from trampling the Sabbath,…I will make you ride upon the heights of the earth; I will feed you with the heritage of your ancestor Jacob, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken. Isaiah 58:13–14

What if we just obeyed the rules? What if we actually followed the commands of God? What if we began to live our lives as if God does indeed know what is best for us? What if the rules in the Bible are not arbitrary restrictions, but essential keys to healthy living? What if the rules are in place for our safety and success? Imagine that! For instance, if we observe the Sabbath, we are promised the world!

Why do we recoil from God’s commands and treat them as if they mattered little?

Lord, I am a rule breaker. I view Your commands as optional. I do not consider that Your direction has been given so that I can more fully enjoy life. Teach me how to be an obedient child of Yours. In Jesusname, I pray. AMEN.