His Commandments Are Not Burdensome

1 John 5:3  

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.

Listen to the "Verse by Verse" episode covering this scripture.

God is love (1 John 4:8), and His way of life—outlined in His law—is a way of love. The 10 Commandments show us how to love God and how to love our fellow human beings.

God gave His laws for our good (Deuteronomy 10:13). They are not a burden, as many people believe, but a delightful way of life that ultimately produces the good things we really want most in life—good relationships, peace and real joy.

John’s statement was also a reminder of what Jesus Christ had told His followers: “If you love Me, keep My commandments” (John 14:15).

For more about God’s commandments, see “The 10 Commandments for Today.” For a personal experience of learning that God’s laws are not a burden, see “His Commandments Are Not Burdensome?

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