Sunday, August 30, 2009

Simplicity

"You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s." (Exodus 20:3-17 NKJV) We make life way too difficult. For example, we try to figure out what we should do, how, and when we should do it. But, God already tells you that. All we have to do is read The Holy Bible for all our answers! It's like "God's Little Instruction Book." Mom even has a shirt that says, "When in doubt, read the instructions"...and has a picture of The Holy Bible in the center of the phrase. Mom also likes the fact the Bible is in the center, because the Bible should be the center of all that we say and do. AND, since it holds all our instructions, everything should point back to the Bible. The Holy Bible is now in every form to meet every need...large print, braille, audio tapes, different languages, etc. (note: it has yet to be translated into cat and dog, but we can listen to our humans' tapes.) So, instead of us all stressing ourselves out trying to figure out what do say and or do, let us all do the simple thing. Take a moment to breathe, open our Bibles and READ what we should do. Even better, let us memorize them so that we don't have to take the time to read. We will already know it in our hearts and minds. Love, Beau

5 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

How true. Life is too stressful otherwise.

Katie and Da Katz said...

Simplicity shoods be a cats name...

Mom say she likes da furst three words in da Bible best:

In Beginning God... dat says effuryfing ifns u fink about dat.

luv
Katie Too
who lufs hur Mommy n triez ta be a goods gurl

Anonymous said...

Excellent!! Humans can really complicate things. God bless you.

Beverly, Smokey, and Purrl

Tiger Lily said...

So very true Beau. Mom says she knows this but does not remember it as often as she should.

ML said...

Very true, and I like Katie Too's comment, too.