One of the most frustrating things in the world is when you are driving home late at night, you are tired, you are hungry, and the traffic light in front of you turns red… for no reason at all. 

I must admit, it is VERY tempting just to run it. After all, there’s no one coming, right? Not to mention, I’ve got places to be, food to eat, and a bed to sleep in that is calling my name. 

But the law of the red light, that all must stop and wait until the light turns green, is not there as an inconvenience or punishment. The law of the red light is in place for our protection, and the protection of other’s on the road. 

Many people reject Christ and church because of all the commandments given to us in the Bible. But what they do not understand is that, just like the red light, the laws of God are in place to protect us and to protect others! 

Just like a red light, it is up to us whether or not we are going to break the rules God set in place. Sometimes when we run a red light, nothing happens. No one gets hurt, and we don’t get a ticket at the end of the night. But other times when we run a red light we get pulled over and given a fine, or even worse, we cause an accident that results in the loss of a life. 

God doesn’t set rules in place to make our lives harder, or to take away our joy. No! God puts guidelines in place to assure that we are living the best lives we can, and that we don’t get hurt or hurt anyone else. 

Today I encourage you to let God minister to you today of ways that you can better live your life according to His Word, and His desires for you to live the best life possible. There is nothing God would withhold from you, and no joy He does not want you to have. We just must trust His judgment of what is safe, and what we should be wise to stay away from.