Seek Righteousness

Seek Righteousness

King Solomon is one of my favorite persons in history.  The wisdom and knowledge that he shares in the book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes has become the cornerstone for my philosophy of life.  Not only does Solomon give us wisdom and truth that is ageless, he does it with simplicity.  I love simplicity.

In 1 King 3:5-14 we learn how Solomon gained this wisdom.

Solomon has just been anointed king by his father David who passes away shortly after anointing Solomon.

Solomon has vanquished those who tried to usurp his reign and now realizes just how much power has been placed on his head.  Solomon will reign over, “a great people too many to be numbered or counted for multitude.”

God asks Solomon, “What shall I give you?” Continue reading

We’ve Lost Our Simplicity

We’ve Lost Our Simplicity

If you read some of my posts you may know that every morning I read a few chapters of my Bible and I have been doing this for a number of years.  I’ve read it cover to cover a number of times.  Sometimes I read it in order from page 1 to the end and sometimes I skip around from book to book.

The other day while reading my Bible I got to thinking about how big of a role God played in people’s lives when these books were written and then as the years go by (thousands of them) God has a smaller and smaller role.

I think about the book of Psalms.   The whole book is King David talking to God either through poetry or songs. Continue reading

Keep It Simple My Friend!

Keep It Simple My Friend!

I watched an interview of  Leland Sklar, it was part of the “Legend Series” by Don Famularo.

Any drummer or musician who is not familiar with Leland Sklar should immediately turn in their musician card.  Look him up and spend some time listening to his work, then you can have your card back.

Here is the interview.  Watch it when you have a half hour to spare.  It’s pretty cool. Continue reading

Seek Righteousness

Seek Righteousness

King Solomon is one of my favorite persons in history.  The wisdom and knowledge that he shares in the book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes has become the cornerstone for my philosophy of life.  Not only does Solomon give us wisdom and truth that is ageless, he does it with simplicity.  I love simplicity.

In 1 King 3:5-14 we learn how Solomon gained this wisdom.

Solomon has just been anointed king by his father David who passes away shortly after anointing Solomon.

Solomon has vanquished those who tried to usurp his reign and now realizes just how much power has been placed on his head.  Solomon will reign over, “a great people too many to be numbered or counted for multitude.”

God asks Solomon, “What shall I give you?” Continue reading

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit

Romans 8:5

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.

This verse caught my attention when I read it.  What made me stop and write it down was the paradigm shift I had when I read it.

I originally thought this verse to mean you think and act according to worldly wants and desires and you pay the price.  You think and act of God and you are saved.

I still believe that, but this time I saw an affirmation of my belief in the simplicity of life and God.  I saw the simplicity of getting your relationship with God and in doing so you are filled with the energy, the will, the Holy Spirit of God. Continue reading

Simply What’s Right In Your Heart

Simply What’s Right In Your Heart

Romans 2:13

For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.

The above verse is from Paul’s letter to the Romans and another piece that confirms my faith in the simplicity of Christ and God.

The law is what you know in your heart is right.  What is right, the right thing to do, is placed in your heart by the Holy Spirit. Continue reading

The Simplicity of Life

The Simplicity of Life

My earlier post was about King Solomon telling us it’s not about what others think of you.  It’s about the simplicity of life and the relationship between you and God.  If you understand your relationship with God the rest will fall into place.

So right after I wrote my last post I read the following verse from the New Testament. Continue reading