God’s message is simple—surrender your burdens, sinful desires, the things that entrap you and follow me. If you do, you will be blessed, free and have eternal life. While the message is simple, it is also extremely difficult. We do not surrender with ease. We have been raised to be independent and as we have heard the term so much it is in our mind synonymous with freedom. In the spiritual world, that is not the case. Independence from God most often leads to slavery to the world. We become owned by the things we think we can control. God simply calls us to quit attempting to do this life independent of him and start to move in his power and leadership.
Help me Lord to embrace your simple message. Help me, Lord to follow you.
1 When I first came to you, dear brothers and sisters, I didn’t use lofty words and impressive wisdom to tell you God’s secret plan. 2 For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified. 3 I came to you in weakness—timid and trembling. 4 And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit. 5 I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God.
6 Yet when I am among mature believers, I do speak with words of wisdom, but not the kind of wisdom that belongs to this world or to the rulers of this world, who are soon forgotten. 7 No, the wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God—his plan that was previously hidden, even though he made it for our ultimate glory before the world began.