Commands of God

“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. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” (1 John 5:3-5, NIV)

I’ve heard others complain about all the rules imposed by the Church. They feel it’s impossible for them to follow it. I have some old friends that say they couldn’t give up their party style life for God. Sure, it may seem like a very difficult task to follow God’s commands. However, His commands are not burdensome. God has given someone, Jesus Christ, so that we can overcome the world.

What does it mean to overcome the world? It means to be freed from the pressures and worries imposed by the world. We don’t become destroyed by the temptations for materials and physical pleasures. We don’t become lost in the chaos of relative truths, new age lies, and false religions. We stumble, but we not rise up, we are triumphant.

Those of us that have been born of God, having faith in Jesus Christ, can overcome the world. We do not need to feel hopelessness or despair when we fall or stumble. God has already claimed victory for us, and in the end, we will overcome the world. Let’s rejoice!

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