When we place excessive restrictions upon ourselves, they become burdens. But when we honor God’s commands, we strengthen our faith. And as our faith becomes stronger, we feel less burdened and lighter, freer. When we think of the stone tablets, we also can think of the Styrofoam tablets and the lightness and freedom we can experience in our faith in Christ, which frees us from the burden of the law and empowers us to fulfill it.
—Angela D. Schaffner, Revealed: What the Bible Can Teach You About Yourself (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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This is the love of God: we keep God’s commandments. God’s commandments are not difficult, because everyone who is born from God defeats the world. And this is the victory that has defeated the world: our faith.
—1 John 5:3-4 (CEB)
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