The Beauty of Simplicity!
God created mankind simple. He created him and commanded him to eat everything except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
But man disobeyed God and did exactly what He told him not to do, since then life is complicated.
This only have I found: God created mankind upright, but they have gone in search of many schemes.” Ecclesiastes 7:29
Man lost his simplicity. He has fallen into complexity. It was not so from the beginning. When a person is developed he is developed into simplicity and not to not complexity. Simplicity is a real development. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
The more you know God, the more you want your life to be simple.
Let’s see what the bible says about the blessings of simplicity and the danger of life complexity.
Jesus warns us from complication of trusting money that hinders the rich from going to heaven.
Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God. Luke 18:25
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 1 Timothy 6:17
Speak in simplicity. Don’t complicate your speech. Keep your words short and to the point. Keep your words as few as you can manage.
All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. Matthew 5:37
Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues. Proverbs 10:19
Man is created for truth. We are wired for truth. So speak the truth. Don’t complicate your life in lies. That is the reason lie detector detects unnatural behavior.
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. Ephesians 4:25
Don’t complicate you’re giving. Keep you’re giving simple. Give without expecting a repayment.
But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous. Luke 14:13, 14
Think simple. Don’t complicate your life by trying to do God’s part. Keep it simple in doing your only part of prayer and trust in his doing his part. Don’t complicate things trying to figure out or handle which you can’t. Focus on prayer and rest in God.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Don’t complicate yourself by obeying when only seen and not obeying by nor seen.
Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. Ephesians 6:6
Don’t complicate yourself fighting for luxury. Keep it simple in necessity.
What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. James 4:1-3
Learn to be contented. Learn to live within your means.
But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Timothy 6:8
Don’t complicate your standard in life. Don’t favorite the rich don’t be a respecter of persons. Treat everyone with respect. Don’t have a double standard.
My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? James 2:1, 4
Resign from competition. Keep your potential to the calling of God. Don’t waste your energy on vain a competition.
The world is full of competition. But we are not of this world. We are called to specific purpose in life. We can’t compete with anyone.
We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. 2 Corinthians 10:12
We are created for simplicity of love. Hatred is debt. Hatred is burden. Bitterness is abnormality.
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8
Don’t relax too much.
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8
Don’t be distracted by many things keep it simple. Don’t eat, drink and relax too much.
But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 2 Timothy 4:5 (NKJV)
but few things are needed–or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42
Keep your life simple from sin complex. Avoid being destructed from your calling to holiness by sin and lust.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, Hebrews 12:1
Keep your simplicity of sincerity.
But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:3
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