Rules make something inside of us stir. This sign made me want to go out and buy a longboard skateboard and skinny jeans and ride proudly down the streets of Temecula. I could see how silly someone of my age would be doing this and then standing before the judge explaining how I got the citation. The question of what rules do in us is raised in scripture.
Romans 7:8 says that sin “seized opportunity through the commandment” in us the desire to break rules–essentially a definition of “sin”. Rules, when presented to us, make us want to break rules. The Bible really knows us well! The issue is not that rules or law are bad, it is that we are and in need of a heart transplant only Jesus can give.
What are your thoughts about rules and what they stir in you?