“The good old days”, that’s what I would hear my parents say often. I find myself saying the same thing to the younger generations.
The good old days. Whatever happened to that time when things were more innocent; more simple? When, it seemed people were nicer and life was slower, whatever happened to that? Whatever happened to simplicity?
These questions lead me to consider the simplicity of the phrase “Trust and obey”. This phrase really is true. Trust God and obey Him. Trust Him and His word; obey the words that He has given us. I encounter people on a regular basis that are trying to make their walk with God a complicated task. Turning to other teachings or supplementing God’s word with doctrines that contradict scripture is a sure way to fall away from the faith. It could cost you your salvation. Please note that I am not implying that you can’t read anything else other than the bible, just be careful that it’s not leading you away from His truth.
I was talking to an older lady one day and she was struggling with trusting God’s word. I proceeded to ask her about reading the newspaper each day. You believe those words and articles with no hesitation or doubt, why can’t we do that with God’s word? People can write newspaper articles and over glorify news or even report it erroneously. Millions of people read these articles everyday without questioning their validity. In fact they will even give an account of and have deep discussion about them. On the other hand the bible, God’s word, is constantly doubted.
Abraham Lincoln said, “I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from The Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”
If scripture is truly the Word of God then we need to simply study it and stay away from false prophets and teachings. God’s Word is enough! Give it a try. Go ahead and pick up that old dusty bible and start reading it and see what God is saying to you.
Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.”
*All scripture quoted on this blog is from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Updated Edition