Don't Fence Me In

Why do games always have to have rules? Help Liz and Grandpa figure out what's right about rules!

Before You Listen

After you listen

Memory Verse

“Do what is right and good in the Lord’s sight so that it may go well with you.”

Audio Icon   Deuteronomy 6:18



In this episode, several people break the rules and suffer consequences. If someone asked you "What good are rules anyway?" what would you say? When you don't follow rules, you hurt yourself or you hurt someone else. You break something that you love or you break something that someone else loved. Rules have a purpose.

Jesus said the most important rule was to love God most of all and to love the people around us (Matthew 22:37-40). This is the Greatest Commandment. God gives us rules so that we can know the best way to live. By following these rules, we please him and serve him and others. When we do what is right and good in God’s eyes, things will go well with us. That doesn’t mean that you’ll never have any problems. But it does mean that when you honor God by following his rules, you will know the best way to live, and you will always be in his care.

Want to dig deeper about following rules? Read Proverbs 1:8 and 1 John 2:3, 4


Can you name any of God's rules for life? Pick one (see Exodus 20:1-17) and talk with your family about how you can keep this rule. For example, God says in the Ten Commandments, "You shall not misuse my name." What does that mean? How can you keep this rule in your everyday life? Discuss your ideas with your family and then pray together, asking God to help you remember his rules and obey.