Saturday, February 7, 2009

Simple is Beauty...

Simplicity - is the property, condition, or quality of being simple or un-combined. It often denotes beauty, purity or clarity. Simple things are usually easier to explain and understand than complicated ones.




"You can always recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity." — Richard Feynman



"But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ." -2 Cor 11:3





It is so easy to get distracted from the simplicity of Christ. You can lose it in the midst of Christian activity. You can lose it when you get so involved in some of the fascinating aspects of Scripture that you lose "the simplicity that is in Christ." You can lose it in the pressures of daily living. You can get so busy and so worried and so anxious about yourself and the things that are happening to you that you lose the sense that Christ is with you, and He is adequate. This is the beautiful "simplicity that is in Jesus." As John Calvin says about this verse: "because by the simplicity that is in Christ is meant, that which keeps us in the unadulterated and pure doctrine of the gospel, and admits of no foreign corruption. By this he means that men’s minds are adulterated corrupted, and debauched. Whenever they turn aside, even in the least degree, to the one side or to the other, from the pure doctrine of Christ.I pray that each of us stays focused on the beauty in the simplicity of the Gospel. Look for the beautiful in the simple things today.

2 comments:

  1. HA i am signed in and...oh its so pretty! lol

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  2. simply put... we are His Beloved.
    rest in this truth.

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