Read Deuteronomy 4 – Hear it. Know it. Do it. The Lord is giving instructions through Moses.
Verse :2 is where most organized religions and all belief systems outside of Christianity mess up. As humans we want to make our mark, traditions are added, legalism is infused, but the LORD is clear: DO NOT ADD OR TAKE AWAY FROM WHAT GOD COMMANDS.
America would be well served to remember, repent and cling to verses :7-8.
The Lord issues a strong warning against idolatry (:15-20). Beloved, idolatry can slip in so easily… It can be fame, fortune, cars, clothes, food, even good things like your children or charity if your pride in them goes above your love for Jesus…. Anything you hold in esteem and leave God out of is dangerous territory. And notice :19, the Lord includes the worship of His creation, the sun, moon and stars, in things we are not to bow down and serve.
Beloved, non- believers will suggest the Bible is a book of rules and no fun. I pray as you comb through you will see God’s immense love and protection…. Somewhat like parenting and traffic laws protect us, every “Do not” is there for your good and God’s glory. I have a favorite quote by Pastor John Piper, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. ” I pray you delight in His Word and statutes!