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The Simplicity in Christ

“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”  -2 Corinthians 11:3 The simpler you can make your relationship with God the deeper it will be. I heard a guest pastor say this years ago and it has stuck with me ever since. If you desire to have a deeper relationship with the Lord I suggest taking a closer look at simplicity. Webster defines simplicity as, “singleness; the state of being unmixed or uncompounded; as the simplicity of metals or of earths.” According to this definition, simplicity is synonymous with purity. Paul is writing to Christians who were deceived and whose minds were being corrupted away from their pure relationship with God. Purity is not always sexually related, sometimes we lose our purity when we are deceived into thinking that our relationship with Christ has to be complicated. How To Practice Simplicity One way to practice simplicity is to relish simple truths about God. Truths such as, “God is good.” That’s something that never gets old yet how often do we acknowledge this statement as true but then frantically rush to the next thing we want to learn? What would happen if I were to camp out here for a while instead? We can try to blame the world and our overly complex culture for the reason behind our lack of simple devotion but it goes deeper than that. Paul was speaking to a group of Christians who had never seen a TV, a phone or the internet and yes they struggled...