An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Believe Him, Not Them

(Proverbs 26:25 KJV)  When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

Be careful whom you “believe” (539).  That would seem to be obvious, but how quickly we forget it.  We need to accept the fact that most people who go to the trouble of expressing an opinion have an agenda.  They have priorities and preferences.  Sometimes they are open about it.  Sometimes they hide them, but they exist.

We live in a day of cultural gurus.  We have “journalists” who spend their time shaping the news to influence your opinion.  They want you to respond a certain way.  This is nothing new in history but the mass media makes it easier to spread. 

We should be a people who believe what is true.  We should be a people who know what is true because we have read it, not because we have heard it.  We have a source book to consult in all matters that make a difference. 

So?  Use it.  Consult the source.  Don’t just read your Bible, search it and study it.  The answers are there but you won’t find them predigested for you on your favorite cable channel.