I learned many, many things during my two years at the Sunset International Bible Institute. But, one of the most valuable things I learned was to appreciate the simplicity of Scripture. It’s true, God’s word is simple. Yes, there are passages that are difficult. But, you don’t have to be a Greek scholar, a professor, or even a Sunset graduate to appreciate the simplicity of Scripture.
All you have to do is sit and read it. God wants you to know Him. God wants to know you. He is going to give you understanding. He is going to help you benefit from the wisdom of His Word. All you have to do is ask. He tells us to seek Him first and all else will be given to us. If you’re seeking, if you’re reading, He will bless you with understanding.
For example, I love the Psalms. The reason I love the Psalms is because they were written by sinful people. Really sinful people. David was a horrible sinner. He commited adultery, he lied, he commited murder, and yet he is still known for being a man after God’s own heart. In fact, he worte several of the psalms. He too valued simplictiy. Listen to these words he wrote.
The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and His ears are open to their cry. The face of the Lord is against evildoers, to cut the memory of them from the earth. The righteous cry, and the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:15-18
Even after all the terrible things David did, he was able to write such beautiful, simple things. He believed in the redeeming power and love of God. You should too. Start today. Make sometime to spend reading and praying. It’s easy. God will help you. God will guide you. God is great and I am blessed 🙂