A FEW WORDS
Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
~ 2 PETER 1:2 1
Only 297 words are required to sum up in English all of God’s moral law in the Ten Commandments. God distilled it even more when He said, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matt. 22:37–39). Only sixty-five words make up the definitive teaching on prayer—the Lord’s Prayer—in Matthew 6:9–13.
Man doesn’t have that capacity for essential brevity. There once was a governmental study to regulate the price of cabbage that ran over twenty-six thousand words!
Thank God for the provision of His profound Word.