There seem to be a lot of rules in this world. Rules in school. Rules on the road. Rules at work. Big rules. Medium rules. Small rules. How is anybody supposed to keep up with them all? Would you like to know how to keep all the rules? Keep reading, and I’ll tell you…
The first thing you always need to remember when it comes to rules is…you can’t keep them all. But don’t feel bad. Neither can anyone else. Oh wait! One person did manage to keep all the rules. Do you know who did it? I’ll tell you.
When God sent His only Son, Jesus, to earth, He became a man and lived about 33 years here on Earth. The reason He did that was to make sure all the rules God put in place were kept. Since He was able to do that you only need to keep 2 rules now. Do you know what they are? The first rule is to love God. And when you know that Jesus is God, that should be easy to do. The second rule is to love others…and love them like you love yourself. You can do that. Right?
Loving others like you love yourself means you don’t try to make them follow a bunch of rules. Instead, you show them you care about what happens to them. Loving others also means you tell them the truth about God. Some people won’t like it, and they’ll tell you to go away. But others will be so glad you shared.
Whatever you eat or drink…whatever you wear…whatever you do in life, be sure and thank God for the good things and for sending Jesus. Remember…He kept all the rules for having eternal life. Then He let us all know we could have it, too, a free gift from Him. That’s better than any old set of rules any day. And here’s a rhyme to help you remember…
All the rules don’t make you better.
In fact, they can wear you out.
Share God’s love with everybody.
Now, that’s what it’s all about.