WELCOME to "The Simplicity of SCRIPTURE", or SOS!
This is straight Scripture, no commentaries, nothing.
Just Scripture answering questions that matter, for the salvation of our souls -- SOS, right?
"Save our souls".
Is Scripture really simple?
Oh yes, if you have the heart of a child, knowing nothing, and wanting to know EVERYTHING, your heart will surely be open to Jesus for instruction, and He will surely be delighted with you!
Look what the LORD Jesus says here:
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:3 (King James Version)
And look what the Holy SPIRIT of God taught me to do, taking the very same verse above, studying it, a WORD, or a PHRASE at a time, without breaking the integrity of His WORD. I went by "feeling", so here's the result:
3 And said,
Verily I say
as little children,
ye shall not enter
into the kingdom
Matthew 18:3 (King James Version)
That's the secret of understanding Scripture better.
Break it down into smaller pieces.
Don't be overwhelmed by the whole.
Ask a question, pray to God for an answer, and WAIT.
Waiting has been the missing ingredient in most people.
God always answers PERFECTLY.
And when He does, savor each word.
Savor the divine instruction.
Jesus has always spoken simply to us, even using parables so we may understand better.
Only the fool, the proud, and the hard-hearted prefer to complicate things.
Jesus always spoke simply, and clearly, taking away all the fears from your heart.
Whatever question you have in your heart can be answered by Scripture.
You just have to have a desire to know God's ULTIMATE Truth.
From that, from the sincerity of your heart, you will receive the answers.
And always, in a way only you can understand.
Who would have thought that a person like me could understand the Bible easily, when, I used to "circle" around the Bible, not sure HOW to approach God's BOOK, not quite knowing WHICH version to read (there were so many), and not quite knowing HOW to begin, not even sure if I'll understand.
Well, one day last year on 6 September 2019, God knew I was ready to hear His TRUTH -- which is JESUS -- and sent His HOLY SPIRIT, to instruct me.
The Holy SPIRIT will teach you in a way only you can understand.
This is how Jesus taught us to pray, and perhaps, it's also a good way to do the same when we read the Bible -- in peace, and private -- waiting for the Holy SPIRIT of God to enlighten us, or to lead us to the EXACT verse, in answer to our questions:
6 But thou,
when thou prayest,
and when thou
pray to thy Father
which is in secret;
and thy Father
which seeth in secret
shall reward thee
Matthew 6:6 (King James Version)
You can be sure God knows your heart, and would know how to teach you.
He's the CREATOR.
He knows EVERYTHING about you.
That is, if you believe He created you.
If you have doubts, turn to SCRIPTURE.
You will have all the answers you need.
It's important to be child-like in your approach to God, that's all.
Only then can you really understand how simple Scripture really is.
Set aside your mind, and focus on God alone.
Set aside the things of the world, and all its distractions.
Study through the sincerity of your heart.
Exactly how the Holy SPIRIT of God wants to teach -- from what you have in your heart.
(All verses from biblegateway.com)