Happily Restrained from Sin #182

“Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but happy is he who keeps the law.” (Proverbs 29:18)

God’s law serves the valuable purpose of restraining people from sin. The purpose of God’s law is not to prevent people from enjoying life (a common lie told by those who prefer sin instead of righteousness). “Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith” (1 Timothy 1:5). When people choose to ignore and reject God’s revelation, the gospel of Christ, they cast off the only moral compass that insures the path of happiness. It is a lie that contentment and joy are found by living a life that is free of God and His truth. Such a life is ultimately empty and ends in eternal despair. God wants you to be happy now while preparing for eternal life with Him. You can – by accepting the purposes of God for yourself and keeping His commands.