Thursday, March 5, 2009

1 John 5:2-3: Loving People God's Way

The only way to love God's people is by obeying his commands concerning how to relate with them. We may want so badly to prove everyone wrong and ourselves right because we want what is BEST (so we say) for God but if we don't get to this by obeying God's commands, we fall short.
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by
loving God and carrying out his commands. This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome.

God's Word is not recorded for nothing. When we choose our own way instead of the way of God's explicit commands, we sin as much as Adam and Eve sinned by taking the forbidden fruit, because they trusted themselves to be smarter than God. We will fail and be frustrated.

God's commands are not burdensome. It can be done! So let me get down to it!

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