We all need some kind of organisation in our lives. It's the only way to avoid chaos and destruction. If we all went out and drove on the wrong side of the road, and ignored speed limits and traffic lights ... well, you can guess what will happen.
The thing is, many of us would like to think, or believe, they are free spirits. Young people especially, although older folks are not immune from this phenomenon. People may think they're "independent" but in reality they follow the "rules" of fashion, taste in music, house style, food fads and so on.
We are creatures who require order and guidance in our lives.
God knows that. God is a God of order. See how the planets and stars all follow a certain orderly pattern. How life, whether human, animal or plants follows a pre-set orderly determined pattern.
God wants order in His creations. That is why He gave us the Ten Commandments through Moses.
I met my friend Moses the other day. He said he put the Ten Commandments on Facebook and did not get any "likes" or thumbs up.
That is because we all think we're independent. We know better. We can do things our way, and look after ourselves. Who needs God these days?
Until things go wrong in our lives. Then we rush home, or to church. Get God out of the cupboard and brush away the dust that has accumulated over the years. And ask Him to save us.
God is not a magic wand or an Aladdin's lamp.
How do you think He feels when we treat Him like that?
How would you feel if your friends or family members only come running to you when they need something?
Let's grow up and treat God with the respect, love and reverence He deserves.