Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
—1 John 5:1-3
by: Gabrielle Osborn.
Have you ever asked your parents why you have to do something only to have them answer, “Because I said so?” We do not always have to understand the reasoning behind our parents’ instructions. We should obey them out of love and respect. The same goes for our relationship with God. Because He is all-knowing and we are not, we do not always understand His commands for our lives. However, we should follow and obey Him out of our love and respect for Him. His commands are good and He put them in place to keep us safe. We should strive to abide by His Word in all we do.