Genesis 2: 15-17 – The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
Your Discipleship Minute
The commandments of the Lord are not given to keep us from something good, but rather to save us from something bad.
But how many times are we guilty of looking at God as the “fun police,” keeping us from all of the good and pleasurable things in this world?
It is a lie of Satan, just like the one he told Eve in then Garden, that God is deliberately withholding His best from us and that we need to reach out and take for ourselves what God has not ordained for us.
God is always seeking our best, even if we don’t understand what He is doing. It is a matter of trust to look at our life and allow Him to guide and direct us in our path.
Sometimes, God wants us to give up what we think is good in our lives so that He can give us what is best. Trust Him today to lead you through your life. Even when it seems you are going over the edge of a cliff, trust Him to catch you.