It’s been said one needs to follow the rules. If one breaks the rules, there are consequences.
Recently, I broke the rule of trying to regain my old cell phone after the 14-day deadline for exchanging passed. Well, I thought the rules should be bent even though the 3 days passed with the deadline. It was a no-go! I didn’t like this much, and it showed. I was the one who didn’t follow the rules. It’s just that simple. The consequence of this ordeal was that I couldn’t get my original phone number returned but went to a new service provider and got a new phone number. Other than losing my original phone number, this turned into a better service as I will be saving money each month from this move. Actually, this situation turned out to be good rather than unfortunate.
No matter how simple or complex life can be when rules are broken, restoration can be made with repentance and placing one’s trust in the Lord rather than with ourselves.
Listed above are the 10 commandments God gave us these in the Bible, Exodus 20 1-17, but there are two greatest commandments:
Matthew 36-40 NIV
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”