Easier Then It Sounds
Describe the process of developing Black & White film.
Read Deuteronomy 30:11-14
The way I described developing film, I lost some of you. Some of tried to understand and some understood the process. This is the way it is with obeying God=s commands and living a Christian life. Some are lost, some try, and some do. Knowing God and keeping His ways are easier then people makes it sounds.
There are three easy understandings of the sayings (commands) of God.
First the Sayings of God are:
I. Easily Realized (11a)
A. Clear Cut Directives
B. Open and Understandable
Oswald Chambers, Never try to explain God until you have obeyed Him. The only bit of God we understand is the bit we have obeyed.
A. W. Tozer, As we begin to focus upon God, the things of the Spirit will take shape before our inner eyes.@
Second the Sayings of God are:
II. Easily Attained (11b-13)
A. Not Beyond Comprehension
B. Not Silent
There is hardly ever a complete silence in our soul. God is whispering to us well‑nigh incessantly. Whenever the sounds of the world die out in the soul, or sink low, then we hear these whisperings of God. He is always whispering to us, only we do not always hear because of the noise, hurry, and the distraction that life causes as it rushes on. Frederick William Faber
Third the Sayings of God are:
III. Easily Observed (14)
A. Close By
The confession of the mouth and the belief in the heart leads one to observe the sayings of God.
It is not what men eat, but what they digest that makes them strong; not what we gain, but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read, but what we remember that makes us learned; not what we preach or pray, but what we practice and believe that makes us Christians. ‑‑ Frances Bacon