A life of peace

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.