Uncomplicated Things to Keep in Mind
The Word of God is wonderfully profound, even in its striking simplicity. Here are a few things I recommend we as believers keep in mind.
1) Our infinite God has communicated to us “all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him” through His Word (2 Peter:1:3). Without that communication, finite and fallen humanity is left only with speculations, guesses, and opinions that form the world’s failed attempts at knowing God (Romans:11:33).
2) He has declared His righteousness and our sinfulness and how we can be reconciled to Him through Jesus Christ (John:3:14-18).
3) God’s communication involves instructions as to how our lives can be fruitful, joyful, and glorifying to our Lord. Doing things God’s way guarantees good results (Colossians:1:10-11). Doing things our own way guarantees bad results (Proverbs:14:12; 16:25).
4) God not only seeks our willing obedience, but He enables us who are willing to do things His way (Zechariah:4:6; 2 Corinthians:9:8).
In summary, God has communicated to us, told us what He has done for us, what we are to do, and then enables us to do what He desires!
T. A. McMahon