Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Simplicity of Following Jesus

Micah 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Following Jesus is not always easy, but God has made it so that it is simple for us to grasp. Even the children get it.

Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

 Psalms 8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

Matthew 21:16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

As adults, we tend to complicate things. I figured this out when I got married. Picking colours to paint our walls was a challenge. No longer was it blue or pink. Now every shade and variant had a name. Smokey Yellow and Cookie Monster Blue were two of the strangest I saw. 

Now it is okay if they want to complicate paint buying for me, but please don't complicate Christianity. That is not what Jesus would have wanted. He made it simple enough for a child to understand. He boiled it down to two rules.

Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

And so, don't accept a complicated view of Christianity. Its simple, not always easy to live, but simple to understand. Jesus made it that way for all to understand. 

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