From The Pastor's Study

September 2018

We live in a Christian atmosphere where the commandments of God are dismissed at the expense of liberty, faithulness to God and truth.  Christians respond to the commandments of God in the same way we respond to the posted speed limit.  Posted speed limits are suggestions, rather than absolute.  In the same way, we view the commandments of God as suggestions in cultivating our relationship with God, rather than essential and necessary in maintaining a healthy relationship with God. 

One of the reasons Christians struggle with the commandments of God is we understand their purpose in the same way as the world.  Instead of the commandments of God giving us opportunities to show the world how devoted we are to Him and how much we love Jesus, they are a burden.  Even though many Christians believe the commandments of God are a burden, they are not.  The commandments of God give us opportunities to love God, which is never a burden.  John wrote: “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous” (1 John 5:3).  

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