Let your steadfast love come to me, O Lord,
your salvation according to your promise; – Psalm 119:41
Some Christians want to make a law out of studying the Bible or spending a certain amount of time with God. But we should be motivated to read God’s Word and spend time with Him because of our love relationship with Him, not because of a commandment to do so.
Jesus said, “If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands” (John 14:15). What He really meant was, “If you love Me and walk in fellowship with Me, you will keep My commandments.” If you concentrate on loving God, then keeping His commandments will become a natural part of what you do. It is a promise He makes to you.
–Starting Your Day Right, Joyce Meyers