The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” (Genesis 2:16-17)
There must be a hellfire and brimstone preaching church near Glacier National Park. As we drew near there were signs with Ten Commandments plastered everywhere. These did not radiate hope and new life. They radiated condemnation. It was sad.
God’s rules for life are not flaming sticks to beat me over the head. They are the way of life. The enemy’s lie is God’s rules are rigid and confining, that if I really want to live I’ll have to find a way around them.
Trust means believing God intends the best for me, that his rules are not restrictions on living but an invitation to live.