IF you believe in the God of the Bible, who is
… then you are forced to accept that the laws He has given are given for our good – not His.
Think about it – if God owns the cattle on a thousand hills, what use is our obedience or worship to Him? Is there anything we could do for an all-powerful God who created the universe that makes His life better?
But He loves us, so He wants what is best for us, and wants to see us happy, so He gave us rules. If we follow the rules, we’re happier, the people around us are happier, society is healthier, etc.
God is not arbitrary. We might not understand why He gave us certain rules – but there *is* always a why. Even the law about loving Him above anything else…. that too is for our good.
It is God’s love for us that creates His rules for us.
I don’t know that that makes following the rules any easier, but it does make hedging ’round them and explaining them away more ridiculous.
“If you love Me, keep My commandments”.
Just stop arguing already and obey.