This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. – 1 John 5:3-4
The apostle John gives every believer a tool to gauge our love for God – how we respond to his commands. If God’s commands seem burdensome John tells us that this is a sign that our love has grown cold. The answer to this is not to do better in obeying; it is to come back to our first love. It is when our love for God is alive that we experience victory over the world and all of it’s obstacles, for the commands of God are life to our heart and strength to our souls.
Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
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