Daily Bible Inspirations

It’s For Your Own Good

by Darla Noble

If you love me, keep my commandments.

John 14:15

How many times did your parents tell you to do something, or even not let you do something because (in their words) it was “for your good”?

I remember a few times my parents said those very words to me. They weren’t the words I wanted to hear at the time, but as it turned out, they were right. Hanging out with certain people or going to a particular party or event wouldn’t have been good for me. So when parents say those ‘dreaded’ words, “It’s for your good,” they aren’t trying to spoil your fun, they are trying to protect you. They are keeping you from going in the wrong direction.

It’s the same way with God. As our Heavenly Father, God gave us a set of commands to follow to keep us safe and to keep us from going the wrong direction in life. He gave us these commands to obey so that we will be able to spend eternity with Him in Heaven. He did it for our good out of the deepest and most sincere love possible.

So today, will you love Him back through your obedience? Will you trust God to know what is and isn’t for your good?


God, Thank You for loving me.
Thank You for wanting me to be safe and happy.
Help me obey all things You have commanded me to do.
In the Name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.