"For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous” - I John 5:3
Many believers of Christ say God's word is too strict, too many rules. But I say, God's commandments are not grievous, they are not difficult, oppressive, nor offensive. They are reasonable requirements.
They will help us to successfully live a life pleasing unto a Holy God. They will help us to live in a dark, wicked and perverse world. They will help guide us on a straight and narrow road which leads to, and through the strait gate, of which we must strive to enter.
God's word is only grievous to those who are not willing to devote themselves to him, who are not willing to let go of the things from their old life, and who want to live by their own rules so, that they can continue to gratify their flesh.
Christ's shed blood not only brought redemption for our soul, it also brought freedom to live in him according to his will, without restraints or strongholds. There is now nothing holding you back from doing as God wills for your life - EXCEPT YOU!
If you are struggling with following what God requires of his people to live a holy life, ask him for strength to conquer the desires of your natural man, so that your spiritual man can be free to walk according to the teachings of God.
A path where no good thing will be withheld from those who walk uprightly.
“… no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly”- Psalms 84:11
By Gale Henderson. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.