It isn’t always easy to obtain and yet, by definition, it shouldn’t be complicated.
There’s a lot of noise around us and it isn’t always easy to disengage.
Even as you read this, there are many other posts and blogs begging for your attention.
I’ll try to keep it short . . . and simple.
After months of watching a video series in my men’s church small group, we’ve started tracking through the Book of Acts in the Bible.
Granted, there are many studies, commentaries, videos, articles and books that we could read and gain a lot of good insight from, but going through a book of the Bible in a slow, deliberate manner has been true joy as of late.
It reminds me how another definition of simplicity is “something that is simple and ordinary but enjoyable”.
I love what the Bible says about itself in the following examples:
“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” – Psalm 1:2
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” – Psalm 119:105
“My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.” – Proverbs 4:20
“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” – Isaiah 40:8
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12
“But Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God.” – Matthew 22:29
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” – 2 Timothy 3:16-17
The Bible speaks to its own benefits and if there is enjoyment to be had in something simple and ordinary, imagine the enjoyment that can be had in the gift of reading God’s most extraordinary gift.