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October 21st, 2007

Simplifying Life

Are you longing for simplicity in your world of complexity? Solomon understood a life filled with a mosaic of opportunities. His world was lavished with unlimited choices. Solomon enjoyed the pursuit of pleasure, wisdom, and wealth. Yet, he declared that it was all meaningless. He had it all and yet it did not deliver at all. At the end of Solomon’s pursuit, he discovered simplicity in his world of complexity.  

“Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” Eccl 12:13 (NIV)

Jesus combated the shroud of legalism propelled by the Scribes and Pharisees. They sought to complicate the Ten Commandments. They inflated the Law of God and inflicted excessive burdens on those seeking to honor God’s Law. In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus brought clarity and simplicity to God’s Word.

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matt 7:12 (NIV)

Assess your world. Are you overwhelmed? Simplify and focus:  

  • Revere God
  • Obey God
  • Serve Others

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Sunday, October 21st, 2007 at 1:00 am
Category Simplifying Life.
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