This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. - 1 John 5:3-5
overcome the world
We're talking about victory over sin here, and not in the sense that we become perfect human beings that never ever do anything wrong.
We're talking about saving faith that makes a difference in our lives. Victory over the punishment that we actually deserved because of our spiritual deadness.
If we love God, we obey his commands. What are his commands? They are not a set of burdensome rules and regulations. He does not desire us to be rule-keepers as the Pharisees were. He desires authentic relationship. Time, our love, our devotion.
Is your faith making a difference in your life?