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What Happens When We Make Up Our Own Rules ?


Psalm 107:43 “Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord.”

   How many people do you know who are inclined to make up their own rules? As a teen, I made up my own rules. The consequences to my rebellious ways showed me I could not be my Master. 

    As an adult,  I now choose the wisdom of heeding the Ten Commandments. They are God’s rules of love to all of us;  they are meant to protect us from making poor choices  that result in hurting ourself, our family and others.

   I read a paper this morning, that my daughter brought home from Sunday Night Bible Study the Teen leaders had used in their lesson. This  research was done by the Barna Research group, and taken from, “Third Millennium Teens”. I viewed it as a study of what happens when we make up own rules.

“Studies show that young people who believe they can create their own version of the truth about what God is like-rather than discovering Him as He has been revealed  to us in Scripture actually demonstrate startling effects of that belief in their attitudes and actions.

According to research, when a person believes truth is individually created(rather than discovered), he or she is…

   What wisdom do you have to share that may help another to avoid  the pitfalls  in life?

Proverbs 11:30 “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,  and he who wins souls is wise.”


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