Simple enough

Made clear by its very name, the milk of God’s word is meant to be simple. That does not mean there isn’t any need to study the things under consideration. It just simply means that there is a simplicity that easily found for the hearer’s sake.

For all the “slack” that the Bible catches about being complex (and there are certain parts where this is true – 2 Peter 3:14-16) the simple fact of the matter is that when it comes to the salvation of our soul and understanding what we must we do to be saved, along with many other topics, the Bible is very plain and clearly spoken on purpose.

The same can be said even when it comes to certain Old Testament prophecies. Some require some in-depth thought, but some of the ones that point to Jesus are so overwhelmingly clear that you’ll find New Testament preachers using them over and over to make a point so clear that you have to not want to see it to get it (Acts 28:23-29).

Do you want to know if your life is right in the sight of God? If you do it’s not hard to see. You just have to want to simply see it through the things that Jesus has done and said about you, your sin and your salvation! That was the point about Jesus’ “complex” parables that we read about.

We may hide ourselves from God, but God hasn’t hidden the way to salvation through complex words that cannot be understood, for any thought to the contrary is simply not true (John 14:6).

Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of sheep or with ten thousand rivers of oil? am I to give my first child for my wrongdoing, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He has made clear to you, O man, what is good; and what is desired from you by the Lord; only doing what is right, and loving mercy, and walking without pride before your God.” (Micah 6:7-8 – BBE)

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