Loving one another when it’s hard, forgiving others when it hurts, and doing good when it’s difficult—keeping God’s commandments can be quite a tall order. But it’s His love for us that enables us to obey Him. We won’t always obey perfectly, but His mercy and grace is deep for us.
Obeying God doesn’t leave us empty-handed, and the result of our obedience is joy.
What a wonderful yield that comes out of obeying Him!
How can we better obey God today? How can we shift the mindset of thinking of God’s commandments as a way of producing joy in our lives, and not squeezing joy out it?