‘But godliness with contentment is great gain.‘ [1 Timothy 6:6 NIV]
The THOU SHALLs and the THOU SHALL NOTs are for people who have experienced His love and want to respond by obeying Him.
Even in those loooong, difficult-to-read chapters, the Bible’s overarching theme of the love of God remains.
If this [our world] is all there really is to it, then everything really is meaningless.
God must have a place uniquely His in your heart as LORD [the Master whom you serve], as King [to whom you owe TOTAL allegiance], and as God [who ALONE is deserving of worship].