GOD PAUSE: I've been reading through the Bible every year for a very long time. And here's one thing I've found true about it over and over --- it is a simple book. And it's not hard to understand. Now religion and people will complicate it by adding a lot of stuff to it that's just not important. For instance, I love the simplicity found in Micah 6:8. One of my favorites. Its says “But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor. Be compassionate and loyal in your love. And don’t take yourself too seriously—take God seriously.” Dear Father, thanks for the simplicity of your words. Help me and my friend to receive it as such and then walk it out with your help. Amen and amen.