FOCAL TEXT: 1 John 5:3►► ”For this demonstrates our love for God: We keep his commandments, and his commandments are not difficult,”~| ISV |_____________________________________
SHALOM greetings to you, Cherished one. It is a blessing to see and live the teachings of Christ as a lifestyle than as a burden. If unbelievers see them as a burden, you as a new Creation shouldn’t see same. Our focal text says that the commands of God are not burdensome or difficult. Jesus Himself said in Matthew 11:30 “…For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”. Henceforth, loving God is seen in keeping His commandments. A command or commandment is what a person was ordered to do.
What have you been commanded to do? One is to love God and love one another. It also implies that love should be the ultimate motive behind everything you do for God and others. 1 John 5:2 says “by this know we love the children of God when we love God and keep His commandments.” If you don’t love a child of God in the same Kingdom, how can you claim to love an unbeliever? So love is the main factor that makes commandments enjoyable and not burdensome. Yes love makes it possible to do the commands of God.
When you take love out of it, you will see how difficult, heavy, weighty and burdensome it is to do His commandments. When you love God and His children, watching and praying won’t be a burden for you. Living righteous life won’t be a burden for you. Your love for God and others will suck out any form of ungodliness from your heart. Real love is seen in positive actions and reactions towards God and others. Love may not always make it easy but makes it possible to do His commands. The rich grace of our Lord Jesus Christ abounds towards you always. Amen!
I thank You Father that Your love is shed abroad in my heart by Your Spirit. I yield myself to Your Spirit to keep on loving You and the brethren. Keep on empowering me to keep your commandments to Your glory in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen !
Thank the Father for continually empowering you to love God and others.
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FURTHER STUDY: Romans 5:5
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