Every parent knows the difference between rules designed primarily for the benefit of the parent and those designed for the benefit of the child. God’s rules fall into the latter category. As Creator of the human race, God knows how human society will work best.
As parents we set rules. Our rules sometimes benefit our children such as bedtime. We know that our kids need a certain amount of sleep to function properly and to be healthy. And other rules, while they still benefit the kids, are more of a benefit to us. For example, no baseball in the house. We do not want our things to be broken so we do not allow the kids to play baseball in the house.
God's rules are only to benefit us. He created us and He knows how we will function and work best. He knows what will harm us and what will help us. God didn't say "do not covet your neighbor's belongings" so that He doesn't have to listen to us gripe and complain. He set that rule for our benefit.
I may be alone here, but I have told my children, "If you love mommy, you will choose to obey my rules." If we love God, shouldn't we choose to obey His rules?
"This is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome." 1 John 5:3
God sets rules for us for a reason. We may not always understand, but that's okay, we don't need to. All we need to do is make the choice to obey His rules. His rules all work perfectly together to make our lives better and more fulfilling. He knows that when we truly obey Him and walk in His ways, we will be happier and live a better life.
Will you obey?