The simple heart

February 11, 2018
But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. - 2 CORINTHIANS 11:3

The mind, sometimes symbolized in the Bible by the heart, is the center of reflection and awareness. The happiest people are those who have simplicity of heart. Literally, their consciousness is not layered with confusing, conflicting allegiances.

The devil tries to cheat, seduce and delude people from this peaceful state of simplicity with complex questions, doubts and theories, which Paul calls “fables” (1 Timothy 4:7).  Prime among the enemy’s strategies is to cast doubt regarding the nature of Christ, because He reveals God to human beings.  Our culture has lost the simplicity of devotion to Christ. There’s the cosmic Jesus of New Age “spirituality,” the Hollywood Jesus, the humanitarian Jesus, the salesman Jesus.

But there is only one genuine Jesus. Knowing Him in simplicity leads us to the Father. Don’t be tricked away from Him.

Thank God for speaking so plainly and simply in Jesus Christ and the written word, and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you into a simple and pure devotion to Christ.

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