God’s laws weren’t established so He could “lord” them over us. He gave us guidelines by which to live because He loves us and He knows what’s best for us. Loving parents employ expectations for their children so they grow into responsible adults. How much more does our Father-God desire for us to grow into faith-filled vessels? He wants good for us, not despair. When we follow His laws, we can live without regret and self-recrimination. What could be better?