Tonight we had a small group meeting discussing rules (they follow my sermon series)
Out of the discussion came a very interesting thought. Rules have their place in life as well as in our following of Jesus like rules for children.
When we were children, we needed mom and dad to tell us to go to bed and when to shower because if they didn’t, we would stay up too late and stink. Now we are grown up and don’t have a bed time and take showers when we please.
We go to bed at a reasonable hour and we don’t stink.
That doesn’t mean there are not people who would benefit from a few rules, it just means that maturity means we do what needs to be done simply because it needs to be done.
When I first became a Christian, I needed rules to tell me how to live. Now, a little more mature, I don’t need someone to tell me how to live. I live a life that pleases God because I know Him. (Sometimes I still stay up too late and sometimes I stink, but I don’t need rules to tell me that.)
Life is better as an adult. 🙂
It’s when you have to deal with stinky over tired adults that you sometimes wish there were still strict rules in place.