Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for all time.”
Deuteronomy 4:40 ESV
Laws aren’t popular, but they’re there for a reason. Take speed limits for example. We may want to go faster than we’re allowed, but we know it’s illegal for a reason: it’s unsafe.
God’s law is similar to the law of the land. It’s there for the good of His people. We might protest that we’re under grace and not under law. But the summary of the law is that we love God and others: we can’t stop doing that just because we’re under grace.
Thankfully, our salvation doesn’t depend on our law keeping. But that doesn’t mean to say we don’t need to love God or other people. God still expects that of us, and gives us His Holy Spirit to help us to do so.
Think about it, which of the following is a better philosophy to build your life upon? Survival of the fittest, or loving others? One is an evolutionary worldview, the other is Christian. Which of those would you rather your neighbour’s life was defined by?
“Oh Lord our God, we acknowledge that Your law is good and ask that You would help us to keep it. We praise You that even though we often fail You, there is full salvation in Your Son, in whose name we pray, amen”