主耶稣，教我喜爱祢的命令。当我跟随祢的脚步， 祢的灵就帮助我得到自由和能力， 使这个世界成为祢所创造的样子。阿们。
January 22 – God’s Patterns
Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome.
1 JOH N 5 : 3
Many people look at the commandments in the Bible as a negative list of don’ts—what they are not supposed to do. But God’s patterns are more about living according to his original blueprint for life on this earth. Like a good parent trying to raise children for successful living, God’s instructions provide the right framework for relationship with him, relationship with others, and responsibility on the earth.
It’s as if God noticed his kids couldn’t figure out how to build the coolest LEGO set ever (#483 Alpha-1 Rocket Base for those classic space LEGO fans out there!). God didn’t want to derail the whole creative experiment called humanity, so he gave his children an instruction manual by which they were to live. And these commands are only tough for those who struggle with God.
Pray for the Day:
Lord Jesus, teach me to love your commands. As I follow your ways, your Spirit will help me become more free to make this world the place you created it to be. Amen.