Simple Language

I saw a report on the internet recently that claimed the US Department of Health Education and Welfare once spent $230,000 to study ways children fall off bicycles. They titled their report, “Evaluation and Parameterization of Stability and Safety Performance Characteristics of Two and Three Wheeled Vehicular Toys for Riding.”

I can’t verify the truthfulness of that story, but it really wouldn’t surprise me if it were true because it is simply the nature of some people to make things sound a lot more complicated than they really are. Much of the humanistic psychology of our day is that way. It simply replaces Biblical or common sense names for various forms of sin and irresponsibility with code names understood only by the elite.

In Scripture, the Apostle Paul said he spoke with “great plainness of speech.” He was direct and to the point, calling various sins by their correct titles.

Let’s follow his example. Because doing what works, not what impresses the elite of our day, will redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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