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Obeying God’s Law Brings Joy!
Construction Zone 7: God's Law
Stage: 9

Question Answer
Does God give us the Law to make us miserable and keep us from being happy?

No. The Law is God's good gift to us. Deuteronomy 6:24a – And the LORD commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always.

The Difference This Truth Makes
When the Bible speaks of the “fear of the Lord” as it does in Deuteronomy 6:24, it is talking about respectful trust that places God’s wishes above our own. When we truly fear the Lord, we will love what He loves and hate what He hates (sin).

Sin never brings good results. One of the reasons that fearing the Lord is so good for us is that it keeps us from sin. Having a fear of God causes us to see a clear difference: Obedience will bring joy and peace. Disobedience will cause pain and misery.

God wants what is best for you! Obedience to the Law is a good thing and brings us many benefits. Obedience brings blessing; disobedience
brings conflict.

Talk About It: What can the tenth commandment teach us about God’s character?

What are some ways you can obey the tenth commandment?

How could you show love for one thing by actually hating another thing (example: hating violence against your neighbor shows love for them)?