Have you ever longed to “trade-up”?
A worse car for a better car.
An older drill for a newer drill.
A heavier bike for a lighter bike.
A smaller house for a bigger house.
Your Creator has something similar in mind when He shows you how to live.
Yet people respond:
“What do you mean I can’t work on Sunday? That’s terrible! How could God be so cruel as to tell me to rest; to tell me that money is not the most important thing in life. I want to work, and work, and work seven days a week.”
“What do you mean I can’t destroy my family by committing adultery? That’s terrible! Like atheists say, “People should be allowed to do whatever they want, where ever and whenever they want.” How dare God restrict my fun like that. Marital fidelity is a horrible idea.”
And on and on it goes with sceptics disagreeing with God on every level.
My walk with God has proven the polar opposite. Every decision to obey Him has only moved my life in the direction of improvement. To see God for who He really is, Someone who loves me and cares for me and who wants the best for me changes all of my responses to God. Obeying Him is always, always, always better than ignoring Him or rebelling against Him.
Obeying God in any and every circumstance is always a trade-up.