God does not make laws denying us anything that would really be for our good. There is a poisonous berry growing in your garden, and your child has been told that he is not to eat it. If he is a wise child, he will understand that it is your love to him that has told him not to eat that poisonous berry. If you did not care about him at all, he might eat what poison he chose; but, because you love him, you say to him, “My child, do not this, and do not that, because it will be to your serious injury, and possibly your death, if you disobey.”
We ought to see the love of God in the gift of the law, but nobody ever does that until he is led to see the love of God in other ways.