THE VISION: Plain and Simple
The LORD answered me, "Write the vision, and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it hurries toward the end, and won't prove false. Though it takes time, wait for it; because it will surely come.
It won't delay.”
Readability….”able to read easily”.
If someone was dying in an emergency and scrolled out a beautifully penned note for help but it was too fancy to read…. well….you know.
“Plain and simple”….that is something we say to someone when we want to get it quick.
In other words, “boil it down….give me the essence of what you’re saying”.
These are all ways the Holy Spirit communicates in our life daily. He wants us to “get it” simply and be clear about what Jesus is saying to us so that His life will flow in and through us.
This is the way of people living in the Light.
These are all signs of the enemy’s work in our life. He loves to “fluff it up” in order to distract, deceive and ultimately try to destroy us.
This is the way of people stumbling in the darkness.
In Habakkuk 2:2,3, the Holy Spirit is emphasizing through the prophet that the vision that God is showing to us needs to be communicated very very simply…so we can get it quick and remember it. Afterall, He’s working with all of us….the needy, the poor, the lame, the blind, the ones in need of a Redeemer for every moment of life. That is the place of humility (the cross) where His grace flows to us.
Corrie Ten Boom used to say, “K.I.S.S… Keep it simple, stupid.”
That’s simple enough for me…you?