This is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. (1 John 5:3)
What a great time we have had over the last three days focusing on how the Discipline of Bible Study can serve to illuminate God’s prescription of love. I hope you benefited from our look at Mark 12:28-31.
The link between, Love, Obedience, and God’s Word is found in numerous places in the Bible. In fact, several of you have touched on this point in your comments this week. By the way, if you are not reading the comments, you are really missing out. This journey of 40 Days is enriched by sharing as a community and the comments have been amazing. Anyway, back to the topic of love, obedience and God’s Word. Consider the passage above (1 John 5:3) and reflect on your attitude towards studying the Bible and following God’s commandments as an act of love.
Today’s Questions for comments:
Prayerfully consider the passage and answer the following questions:
- What is your reaction to John’s statement in 1 John 5:3 that “His commandments are not burdensome.”?
- David and other psalmists captured their love for God’s Word beautifully. Which are your favorite verses from the Book of Psalms dealing with the Word of God?
Tomorrow will be Feature Friday and the Discipline to be featured is the Discipline of Creation – An attitude of enjoying God’s creation.