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[S]ay unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy. Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God. Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God. – Leviticus 19:2-4

In my youth I cringed to hear, “Because I’m your Mother, that’s why!” It didn’t seem a good enough reason. Even in post-graduate psychology class we studied Jean Piaget, a Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher, and embraced his theory that the most noble reason to act is because it’s right not because we were told to do it.

God must not have read Piaget! No less than fourteen (14) times in just one chapter He gives his reason for obedience — “Because I’m your God, that’s why!”

— fritz@langgang.com

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