We can easily complicate the life of faith. At times, we simply don’t have answers to all the questions, and the scriptures can be complex in certain places. However, there are many verses that need no commentary or explanation. The content may be hard to apply, but it’s straight forward in nature. Consider this one:
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law? ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind’. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” – Matthew 22:36-39 NKJV
Simple, love God and love people; however, some might say, “But you don’t know my neighbor!” That’s the point where the excuses, rationalization, justification and deflection start. Most of us would have to admit to responding that way sometimes to the “hard stuff” that costs us. Today, may we have the resolve to apply what we already know, so that through us, He can be known to others.