19 Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” 2 Timothy 2:19
Within that one verse are two axioms that will get you through life. Actually, they go hand in hand. Because the Lord knows those who are His, we ought to turn away from wickedness.
The Scriptures can be as complex as the scholars make it or easy enough for the lay person to read and understand. God knew there would be people of both minds. Some thrive on the intricacies and nuances, while others admire the simplicities.
This Christian life is a daily walk. Even though we know we are His, we still have to live in the day-to-day, nitty-gritty of life. The struggles and battles we face are worth it even though at the time it seems unfair and unreasonable. Still, though, He has promised He would walk with us through every valley. He is worthy of our trust.