For your own good

Parents, you know the motive behind your instruction to your children.  You want your children to obey you, because you know that it is ultimately good for them. You tell them to avoid running into the street, because the street is dangerous. You teach them to help with the housework (inside and out), because they need to learn to work. You tell them to do their schoolwork, because their education will help them to provide for their family.

Have you ever considered that this is why God has given us instruction? Moses said, “The LORD commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God for our good always and for our survival” (Deuteronomy 6:24). God instructs us “for our good.” Let’s embrace His words as obedient children.

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