We live in a complex world. We have more information at our fingertips than ever before in history. Complexity is the norm of society and it is seeping many times into our relationship with Jesus Christ. We think doing more, reading more, trying harder and keeping busy will move us towards a closer, intimate relationship with Him.
Jesus is the greatest communicator of all time. He would take the complex and make it simple. He would take years of religious debate and quiet the crowd with a few words. He answered a religious lawyer in Matthew 22:35-40 about the most important commandment in the Bible.
Jesus explained the Great Commandment:
"One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” 37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
Love God. Love People. Jesus clarified the simplicity of the Kingdom of God.
Jesus communicated the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20.
"Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Serve the world by making disciples. Everywhere. All the Time.
Life can become so saturated with "doing" that we miss out on an intimate relationship with God. By the way, God can do more in a few minutes than a lifetime of "trying" on our own strength.
You are called to live a life of focus, not distraction. What is distracting you from the simplicity of following Jesus?