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The Simple Solution

by Inspiration Ministries
"I discovered that God created people to be upright, but they have each turned to follow their own downward path." – Ecclesiastes 7:29 NLT

What does the Garden of Eden tell us about God’s plan? God provided Adam and Eve with everything they needed and every possible pleasure. They just needed to obey God. But what happened?

They were tempted to reject His instructions. Instead of believing Him, they were tricked by the serpent into doubting Him and following their own devices. In the process, they complicated their lives and abandoned God’s path.

The Bible tells us that God created us to be “upright.” The Hebrew word here actually means straight. He designed us to obey and trust Him, to keep life simple.

All of us face choices about what to believe. People all around may suggest that simple faith is unrealistic and that it is foolish to trust God. We are encouraged to chart our own course. It can seem impossible that God really loves us and has a plan for our lives.

This rejection leads to a “downward path,” as we move away from God’s plan. We no longer simply believe, obey, and trust. We fail to remember that “God made man simple; man’s complex problems are of his own devising” (Ecclesiastes 7:29 Jerusalem Bible). Like Adam and Eve, we find problems multiplying when we reject His Word.

Today, seek to live with simple faith. Submit to the Lordship of Jesus. Read His Word. Surrender your life to Him. Believe Him. It really is that simple.

Prayer

Father, thank You that Your promises are true for me. I trust You and submit my life to You. I seek Your plan for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Extended Reading

Ecclesiastes 7
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