Pocket Sized Thoughts – 1 John – Part 20

His commands are not grievous/burdensome.” (5:3)

Knowing that God is all, selfless love, He will not place upon us some duty, which He knows will be impossible for us to do. Those would be the actions of a totally unreasonable tyrant and God is not tyrannical. The devil would have us believe that the commands of God are unfair and cannot, or even should not, be obeyed. How wrong this is. Not only are His commands not burdensome, but to obey them is liberating. There is nothing better for us, as human beings, than to obey God’s commands. When God spoke to the children of Israel, through Moses, in the book of Deuteronomy, He essentially said, to obey His word is life; to disobey is death (Deuteronomy 30:19,20). Do not avoid obedience. Our Father in heaven knows our frailties and will never place a burden upon us which will crush us. Therefore, rejoice and ask for a heart that delights to do the will of God and will pray, “Not my will, but Yours, be done.”

PRAYER :- “Lord, help me to obey because your commands are life to my soul.”