“When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up my childish ways” (1 Corinthians 13:11)
Someone once said that when he was a boy he used to shine his father’s shoes. He did this because his father told him to and he feared being punished if he didn’t.
When he became an adolescent his father started to pay him a dollar to shine his shoes for him. He then would shine his father’s shoes not just because he asked him to do it but because he wanted the money.
Now that he is a man he still shines his father’s shoes but for a different reason. Whenever he goes home to see his father he’ll ask if he can shine his shoes for him, but not because he fears being punished. He doesn’t do it because he hopes to be paid either. He does it because he loves his father and wants to make him happy.
Father, we embrace and rejoice in your commandments because we want to please you above all else! - David Maxson