You open the box gazing at all the pieces of your resent purchase. All you wanted was a bookcase to store your treasures of reading delight. Now you have a mess of screws, boards, nails, glue, plastic doohickeys, and finally, paperwork containing a guarantee, registration, and instructions. You spread the pieces, wondering how this is going to work. Picking up the papers, you read, “Follow these simply instructions for assembling your shelving unit.” Simple? Yeah, right.
Most people like things simple in their lives. The remote, computer programs, the tax codes make us declare, “Why can’t they just make it simple?” It is the goal of those writing instructions for products to make them understandable and simple. We sometimes wonder about the objective of the IRS.
God knows how to make things easy for us. He made the gospel so simple that even a child can understand. We are all sinners. God has provided deliverance from the condemnation of our sin by offering a complete salvation. Some people understand the message and trust the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. We are given the great gift of eternal life through Christ.
It sounds simple and it is. But the sin debt had to be paid and salvation delivered to mankind by God. The forgiveness of sins is not easily given. It cost our Savior much. He died for our sins, was buried, and rose from the dead three days later. We come by faith believing on the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and receive the free gift.
The gospel is simple. Realize that the simplicity comes from the Lord who has made it so. After we are saved and begin studying the Bible, we see the multifaceted complexity of salvation. Continuing to grow in our understanding, we become amazed how something so complex can be so simple. Remember, even a child can understand the simplicity of the gospel. Only God could make it so. To Him be the glory forever.