Posted by: bshelley | May 6, 2009

You are not the boss of me!


Today’s Verse: 1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments and His commandments are not burdensome. NASB

Many reject Christianity out the misconception that it is just a bunch of rules to control their lives. It is interesting that they obey other laws because they know they are true by proving them. Like the law of gravity. Ignore that one at your own peril. People will still test the law of gravity, but sooner or later they perish or comply for their own well being. God’s other laws or commandments are like that too. They are simply the best way for us to live out lives with meaning and purpose focused on the needs of others around us. These laws can and will be tested just like gravity and people reap the consequences of violating them. I believe it is that selfish self-centered child that remains in us that lashes out at God with, “You are not the boss of me!” It is a true statement by the way because we do have freedom of choice to obey God or not. Just like we can choose to obey the law of gravity or not. There are however consequences to our choices. Broken arms and broken lives are painful experiences that can be avoided. The verse says it all. We can choose to love God by doing what He says is the best for us. Interesting concept. So, to choose to reject God’s commandments is to choose less than the best of what we can enjoy in this life. Why would anyone but a stubborn child refuse that? God, I desire You to be the boss of me! Thank you for Your love and caring. Amen.

May God bless your heart as you seek His.



  1. Uh. Where can I “choose” not to follow the law of gravity?

  2. The thought was that we can choose to obey laws or not, albeit we muct face the consequences of our ignorance. Choose to disobey or ignore the law of gravity and feel the pain. Choose to ignore and disobey God’s other laws and there are also consequences in this life and the next. But, you can choose. Just be ready to man-up and deal with the consequences of your choices. Thanks for your question. Bryan

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