"Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved,"... (Acts 16:31).
I like the acrostic K.I.S.S. "Keep it simple stupid". It's my speed. I like today's text because the Apostle Paul kept it as simple as you can get. He had been stripped, beaten, and thrown in prison in the Roman city of Philippi. At midnight, he and his companion in prison Silas were praying and singing! Not how most of us would have probably responded if we were in a similar situation. God must have liked what they were doing because he sent an earthquake and broke the prison doors open. Rather than bolting, Paul and Silas stayed in the cell.
In contrast, when the Roman jailer thought they had escaped, he almost killed himself. When he discovered that Paul was still there he asked the right question: "What must I do to be saved?" Notice that Paul did not go into a lengthy theological answer to the question. He didn't even give a quick message. He kept it simple.
After reading this text today, I put a small "B" on my knuckle. "Just believe" is what I sensed God saying to me. Let me encourage you today. Sometimes the solution to the challenges we face is this simple, "Just believe." Your life might seem way too complicated for what might sound like a cliche. But this might be exactly what you need to hear today. Maybe a little "B" on your hand might be a good way for you to remember to "believe".