do you have that you deal with your kids strictly on the basis of their ability to keep your your rules ?
Pretty tough childhood for them if you do.
Our father has even more reason to relate to us apart from how well we have kept his rules since Jesus death is payment in full for our rule breaking.
“For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given. As a result, all who believe in him are made right with God.” (faith alone)
By works of the law shall no flesh be justified. – having been justified by his blood we have peace with God. There is no amount of rule keeping on your part that will let you have peace with him.
“If a man tried to buy love with all his wealth, his offer would be utterly scorned.” song of solomon 8:7