Back when I began this blogging project I wrote of the simplicity of Jesus in His message of being the Water of Life.
You can find the post back in July 2011 if you choose to.
Jesus gave us a simple path, straightforward and unique in the simplicity of it: follow Him and be saved.
“Saved”. What does the word mean?
We use it the same way we use “Gospel”.
The greek word often translated “saved” meant many different things. Salvation of the Spirit, redemption from Hell – and Jesus seemed to think this was a literal destination, so we probably should even though certain groups believe we should be more”enlightened” on the subject – also it speaks to financial stability with an abundance to let God show His Covenant with us through our material prosperity and ability to administer it to give in His name to the needy. In places it is used to refer to healing of the body in this lifetime.
One simple greek word.
We read so many things we forget the simple ones. We miss subtle nuances from the original language and the twinkle in Jesus’s eye as He tells a Samaritan woman it’s not right to give the children’s food to the dogs. From her response there must have been no judgement in His statement, merely an invitation to her to exercise her faith given to her by His Spirit.
Keep it simple. Let your yes be yes and your no, no.
Give, don’t lend. Loans can lead to resentment, but Jesus didn’t lend His power to us, He gave it. Freely and without limit as long as we use it as He would. No resentment.
Keep it simple.