2:360 – Simple Language Isn’t
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I think I speak and write in very simple language. Using words to create a message that anyone can read and understand. What I’ve found is that there are no simple words. Since we dont all have the same background and same experiences, we interpret things differently.
I can’t believe the number of times when I tell my children something and they say I dont understand what you are talking about. It infuriates me as these should be simple things.
Faith and religion is like that. The Lutheran bible has 66 books with 1,189 chapters. That is a lot of words
Most people dont read the whole bible and many pick and chose their verses. If a simple sentence to my children isnt simple, how can we understand God through his words?
- For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life – John 3:16
- “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” – Matthew 26:36-40
There are many verses we could use tonight but that wouldn’t be simple. In the plainest words: You are loved, you are forgiven, and you are a child of God.
All of the rest adds and fulfills that. You should love your God and your neighbor.
Everything that is in the Bible, is about that. We as humans make it harder.
Simple words, God Love You.
Explaining our faith is hard. Helping others understand is difficult. Know that it doesnt have to be challenging. Share your story and love all.
Lord, help us to keep it simple. Take away the challenges and complexities we apply to faith. Remind us that we we are loved, we are forgiven, we are saved, and we are your children. Thank you for loving us always and no matter matter what. In your name, Amen.