“When we obey, we prove we love God.”
This kind of thinking is normal among us. In all man-made, man-centered religions; the emphasis is on obedience. Follow these rules or practices and maybe “the God” will bless you. Climb the ladder and hope you can reach the standard.
In the same way this line of thought reflects in our parenting.
We often reward good behavior with statements like:
- “Do your chores and you get an allowance.”
- “Get good grades and we will take you for dinner.”
- “If you are good, you will get a treat.”
It is easy to slip into this mindset with God.
Obviously obedience is a good thing. And it is true there are blessings when you do things God’s way. After all, He made the planet and when we do it His way, it works.