Day 4: The Light Burden of Love
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.1 John 5:3 (KJV)
Reflection: Love transforms our perception of God’s commandments. They are not heavy burdens to bear but are the natural outcomes of a heart fully devoted to God. When we love God truly, His commandments become our joy and our peace, not because they are easy, but because our love for God makes them so.
Illustration: It’s like a professional musician who practices diligently not out of obligation but out of love for their craft. To a bystander, the hours of practice may seem onerous, but to the musician, they are a joy.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, we ask You to fill our hearts with a love for You so deep that Your commandments become a source of joy. May we never view Your statutes as grievous but as the natural fruit of a life lived in love with You. Amen.