"Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?" - Mark 12:24
I grew up with oatmeal. It was just simple oatmeal without any additives. Because some people thought oatmeal wasn’t fun to eat, we now have hundreds of cereal choices available. These new and improved additions to the breakfast table include more additives than anyone can count or pronounce. In the face of such tasty bowls of confusion oatmeal still remains a simple source for a healthy breakfast… all by itself.
Jesus spoke to those who should have known the Scriptures well, but they were too caught up in their traditions and arguments over added minutiae. They had slipped into error and furthermore, they were oblivious to the power of God. They drifted from the simple truth and misunderstood the purpose and provision of God for the future. Hope was dashed due to lack of study and a wide array of additives. They had little to offer those in need since they didn't know the Scriptures or the power of God.
Are you aware of all that you possess in the Word of God? Do you realize that the power of God can change your life and provide every need for now and all eternity? Do you study the Word to learn all that it has to offer? Do you trust the Lord for his capacity to do the impossible? The Bible may be simple to some, but it’s still the best source for a healthy spiritual life… all by itself.