John 6:29 is really pretty simple. Yet we as created people try our hardest to try to make simple things complicated.
I looked up the definition of simple. First it came up with definition as adjectives :
- Easy to understand
- Not complicated
- Free of deceit, sincere
- Humble or lowly
- A simple way of thinking
As a noun:
- Something simple, uncompounded
- Person of humble origins
Then I looked at the synonyms. I really liked the clarity they added to what was already easy to understand.
- Not difficult
- **childlike and innocent
- A couple of things I noticed as I chose the words that describe the WORD of GOD that is given to us in the Holy Bible, the scriptures.
Psalm 116:6 (KJV)
The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and He helped me.
Matthew 18:3 (KJV and NIV)- Jesus is speaking
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
And he said, Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
KJV The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.
NIV The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
A couple of things I take away are:
Humble ourselves before the LORD and ask for Him to help us and teach us and reveal Himself to us in His word. So that we might truly be converted, or changed, and so that we become like or as little children. But wait! Are you saying we should be childish? NO, not childish in our behavior or thinking; but innocent as children, pure as children. Children are always learning and growing. They trust their Father and no one can convince them that their Father is wrong, or that they can’t TRUST Him. They believe His word with everything that is in them!
Praise God! Keep it simple and believe in Jesus Christ, hold onto your faith! Don’t become like teenagers who go out into the world and begin listening to worldly people such as their teachers or so many other unbelievers trying to confuse you. Holding on to the truth of Jesus Christ and be not deceived.
Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
The question is, “Who sent Jesus Christ?” For believers, it’s not really a question…because we know God the Father sent Him.
However for some, it is a question. Some say Jesus is a prophet, some say He was merely a teacher.
The issue on the table is His claim to deity; the claim He made to be God. Being a Christian means you believe that claim, and also believe He took the fullness of God’s wrath on the cross in our place.
Among all the things you could “do for God”, one thing matters most. Believe in Jesus Christ – “who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8)
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.