The New Golden Calf?
"Simplicity” is the new Golden Calf of today. A lazy perception allows so many believers to "sacrifice” their Kingdom-seeking appetite, and then wonder why things never change! It’s a lukewarm tragedy. And it’s never God’s will for a man to simply hitch-hike on this already "narrow path" with plenty preachers and no map (Bible)! "Are we there yet?” is a question best answered by our Current Leader (Holy Spirit) and only when we’ve stopped holding our own selves hostage in our own hearts.
"Simplicity” breeds bondage and confusion. I witness the Pharisees of today making an "Ishmael” out of their embarrassed pride, instead of waiting for the "Isaac” promised to their faith. And it’s terrible timing in these last days. But it’s become the majority. God has been making fun of what we refer to as "Christian diets” since Isaiah 58.
Chapter 58 Verses 4 - 6
"Behold, you fast for contention and strife and to strike with a wicked fist. You do not fast like you do today to make your voice heard on high. "Is it a fast like this which I choose, a day for a man to humble himself? Is it for bowing one's head like a reed And for spreading out sackcloth and ashes as a bed? Will you call this a fast, even an acceptable day to the LORD? "Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke?