The concept is called Occam’s Razor: The simplest answer is usually the correct one.

This tends to happen every once in a while, in our time with God. We always want this mind-blowing revelation, we always want the depth. But life is a series of moments where we experience both the exhilarating and the mundane. And we need to learn to embrace that when God speaks to us, not everything He teaches us is profound.

And when it’s not profound, I lie to myself saying it’s reader’s block.

Sometimes, the Bible tells stories about the census in Israel. Sometimes, books like 1 & 2 Chronicles exist somewhat as a review of what we just read in 1 & 2 Samuel and 1 & 2 Kings. And sometimes, God really just has to repeat himself to us, to rest in His presence and have faith in Him, because we never seem to get it on the first try.

I’m very much guilty of this, often missing the point in an attempt to “study” the Bible. I often forget to just spend time with God, and marvel at His beauty and creativity. I forget, sometimes, in my time with God, to give myself and just fully rely on Him.

Psalm 4:8
“In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety”

Isaiah 43:1,4
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name, you are mine…because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you.”

We study the word to get to know God more, His attributes, His attitude, His love, His pain, and everything else that we could benefit from, in order to be more in line with Him. But knowing of God is different than knowing God. And the simplest answer is usually the correct one.

God loves me.

And I love him.

It’s that simple.