If there is something that God has spoken into my life over and over again, it is that He always has my best interest in mind. God paints a picture in His Word about what is right and what is wrong, for a reason. The non-believer may think that Christianity is all about rules. But I would like to offer another side. I’ve found that the things in life that lead me away from God, always lead to self-destruction. That rings true in my life, and the lives of people around me whom I’ve seen stray away and do their own thing. A god who lets you do what ever you want and get away with it, is not a loving god. But guys… our God cares about us SO much, that He’s made it clear about what will prosper us, and what will destroy us. Sometimes that looks like conviction, and sometimes that looks like Grace. With that, let me say… there is a reason why He wants our lives to line up with His Word. He has a reason.