Friday, August 5, 2011

10 < 613 > 2

This post will be simple, ironically enough.

God gave 10 commandments. The Pharisees and religious leaders of the day turned those 10 commandments into 613 laws. Jesus came along and reduced 613 laws to 2 commandments.

Love God with everything you are...
Love your neighbor.

From 10 to 613 to 2.

How are you doing in life? Are you keeping it simple? It's a battle, I know but I need it...the simple life. The older I get, the more I see how overly-complicated we've made life. It doesn't have to be that way. You know what I think the number 1 reason is for our over-complicated lives? Trying to please others instead of trying to please God. Other people puts tons of expectations on us, and we waste so much time trying to meet their expectations.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30)
Two commands. Love God, and Love People.

Tomorrow morning is a brand new day. When you wake up, first thing, pray this prayer;
"Dear Lord, please help me today to love you with all I have, and to love those I come into contact with today." Then focus on those two things...Love God, Love others.

Amen.

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