So that you, your children and their children after them may fear the LORD your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. Deuteronomy 6:2
What was the purpose of Gods Law? Is God just trying to control us? When we talk about the Law of God and sin, people quickly become resistant. Why? Because everyone feels like God is trying to control them or take away their pleasure. But Gods commands are just as he says “So we may enjoy a long life”. As we know the wages of sin are death, but those who seek life will follow God.
Many say they love God but don’t follow any of his commands, as Jesus said if you love him you will keep his commandments (John 14:15) Does an unruly child show love to a parent by disobedience? No, we train up a child in the way they should go so they will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6) It’s the same with our Heavenly Father, he wants us to live a prosperous and happy life, but disobedience and sin will only lead to sorrow and destruction
God is Love (1 John 4:8) not a dictator, even the angels in Heaven have free will, otherwise Lucifer would have never rebelled (Isaiah 14:12) But there are consequences for all our actions, one day we will be held accountable for all our actions. (Matthew 12:36) Your destiny can be determined by You, for everyone who calls upon The Lord shall be saved in Jesus Name Amen