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Keep It Simple
Recently, Carlene and I decided to repaint our den in the color brown. She returned from Case Hardware with several cards of many colors in the brown family to consider. As I looked at all the cards, I thought, who made something simple so complicated. When I was in school we only had about eight colors, red, black, purple, pink, white, yellow, blue or orange. The simple has been made complicated. Then I realized this phenomenon has also crossed over to cars, paper, crayons, clothes, lipsticks, shoes, ties, fonts, and many other fields. I noticed that just plain brown was not on the list. I was surprised that many colors are named after food, sights, or objects such as nutmeg, sky, cloud, sea foam, peach, celery, cinnamon, taupe, stone, brick, banana, lemon, glacier, sand, harbor, natural, creme, mist, haze, coral, meadow, ebony, huckleberry, cashew, canyon, olive, champagne, pewter, smoke, orchid, sagebrush, daffodil, gold, silver, turquoise, emerald, ivory, pineapple, mango, gingko, parchment, spice, ash, pepper, and aqua just to name a few. I noticed the absence of the eight major colors. The simple colors became very complicated. Then I thought, It seems that many churches and ministries have also taken the simple Gospel and worship and made it very complicated. I was trained to take a deep subject and make it simple for everyone to understand. Great preaching is not making a simple subject complicated but making a deep subject simple. The key word in preaching and teaching is “understand.” If they do not understand than they do not know. If they do not know they will not grow. If they do not grow they will remain immature. No one grows without the Word of God – No One! “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” (I Peter 2:2). As you know you will grow! …These Are Words of Wisdom.