Simplehearted Or Simpleminded
Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It separates things. Psalms 116:5-7 – The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The LORD protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me.” Praise the LORD! He is gracious – He is forgiving, He forgives... for the n’th time. We clearly don’t deserve it, we’ve used all of our chances. He still forgives, because he is gracious – undeserved but He still forgives. He is righteous. He is holy, without sin. He does what is right and just and good, there is no shadow of turning, no false, evil or selfish motive in Him. He is pure and righteous or He couldn’t forgive – he’d be in the same boat as we were – sinned…stained…prone to it. But He’s not – He can forgive because He is sinless. He is full of compassion. He knows we are but dust. He knew any sin was coming, even before you were born. Even though in the moment, He lovingly provided a way out, but we kept going, choosing sin over Him. (No, you don’t have to say that – hold your tongue.) But you did it anyway. Pride, arrogance, greed, grumbling, slander, unbelief, whatever). He still forgives because He is gracious and righteous and full of compassion, and He gives grace to overcome the next time! The LORD protects the simplehearted. Simplehearted He protects, simpleminded he warns and rebukes. Simplehearted are single-hearted, humble of heart. Simply trusting in Him, believing His Word and His promise of good to those who fear Him. No matter what it looks like right now – His good is coming…He promised. Simplehearted are single of heart, single of faith, single of praise, of thanksgiving, of gratitude, single of trust, of hope. Simply believing God - simplehearted. Simple minded chose sin over Him. Ignorant of sin, ignorant of consequence, fleshly, unspiritual, weak minded, controlled by the fleshly nature, selfish, lacking self-control, lacking the Holy Spirit – or rejecting Him. When I was in great need, He saved me. He does this for the simplehearted, and even for the simpleminded, all who call on Him, He forgives. But don’t be either… sometimes one, and sometimes the other. Be the one – you will suffer less consequences and less scars. Love Him first, love Him most, be simple hearted. Walk in the grace that He gives - single of heart, not simple minded - returning to folly. Walk in the Spirit and you’ll walk in your new nature, not the old. Pray in the Spirit, and you’ll walk in the Spirit, Soak in His Word, and you’ll walk in the Spirit, it’s what the Holy Spirit points you to. Praying that you’ll be simplehearted, single of heart. So He can protect you, and promote you.
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!