Heaping Burdens

Dealing with the commands in the Bible is a tricky task for any Christian preacher. The easy way to deal with these commands is take them and use them to call people to live holy lives. In this way, Christian preachers become like the Pharisees, who were good at tying up heaven burdens and laying them on the shoulders of men (Matthew 23:4).

But Jesus was different. He said, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Rather than piling burdens on the backs of people, he softened the load. He made it easy. So must Christian preachers.

The only way to do this is to direct people to Jesus, who will take away our burdens and help us keep  the commands given in the Bible. “This is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3).

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