1. Exposition

For whom are God's commandments not burdensome?

1 John 5:3 (ESV)

3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

The commandments of God appear burdensome to unbelievers. When we are in Christ, born of God, then his commandment ceases to be a burden and instead becomes a joy and a delight. We rather delight to do God’s will. “Seeking and hungering after righteousness becomes our joy.”1 Instead of heaviness, these commands of God bring us the freedom we long for so much.