14 Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. 2 Timothy 2:14
You may have noticed but Paul was in the habit of reminding people about basic Biblical truths. There’s a reason for that: we forget. With so much swirling around in our heads and in front of our eyes each day, it’s a wonder we can even function. We need reminders quite often. You’ll see this from the pulpits on Sundays. Pastors don’t teach a lot of new ideas or truths. There’s no need to. If we only stuck to the basics, our lives would be so much better, and we would be much more content. But we complicate matters.
The basics in basketball, football, baseball and pretty much every other sport is drilled into athletes. Why? Because sticking to the basics is a fundamental principle in sports. And so it is in the Christian life.
Love others. Love God. Pray. Read the Bible. Fellowship with others. Love God and love others.
These are the basics.