Since I write for publication, I have to read guidelines for each of the publications I desire to write for. I go online and check out what type of material they are looking for and write accordingly.
One of the things I read from the editors is the frustration they have because writers do not follow the guidelines that are provided for them. They just write something and randomly send it out to every publisher they can find.
I've often wondered if it the same with God. Does it bother him that he has given us the Bible as a guideline for living the way he wants us to and we ignore it? Does he become frustrated when people live empty, random lives, missing out on the abundant one he had for them all because they don't read the guidelines?
I doubt God gets frustrated. I do think he may be saddened that we don't bother to spend time studying the guidelines. No wonder we are not successful in trying to live godly lives!
Trying to read the guidelines, Gloria