For simpletons turn away from me—to death.
Fools are destroyed by their own complacency.
But all who listen to me will live in peace,
untroubled by fear of harm.”
—Proverbs 1:31-32 (NLT)
My own life philosophy is shaped by the Bible, there is no denying it. While I consider it a fairly simple outlook on life, there comes the occasion where the Bible’s simplicity catches me by surprise. So I ask, “Is it really that simple?”
Yet, the incredible theme of the Bible metanarrative answers with a resounding, “Yes!” The life found in its pages is simple. Not naive, not a burden, yet, a life that promises peace and freedom of harm.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
—Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)
Jesus offers a life of peace, grounded upon his humility and gentleness. Before you get ahead yourself, this is no easy road to walk. Simple, yes. Easy, no. It entails a complete abandonment and surrender of your selfish life philosophy, but in return, a life of peace.