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.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Pilate Watches the News

(Joh 18:38 KJV)  Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.

(Proverbs 3 also read)

If I had not read the entire passage I might be tempted to think that Pilate had been reading the New York Times or watching CNN.  This is a question that I find myself asking in different ways on a constant basis.  Pilate was waxing philosophical and it might be good for us to join him.

Step a bit beyond the theological.  We know that Jesus said He was the way, truth and life.  We know He is the only way to salvation, but what about deciding whether to boycott Bud Lite?  I use that illustration because I don’t drink and have no problem boycotting something I never use.  Thus we get to the philosophical.  

As Christians we have a charge to constantly live our life in the moral lane.  We are responsible to determine truth in everything we do.  That is often impossible because our sources of information are totally corrupted or warped beyond recognition.  It doesn’t seem like there are any exceptions any more.  It is obvious in the news.  It is overwhelming in the weather projections.  It even pops up with overzealous pastors when they get going.  The only way we can know how to respond to what we are hearing is if we are standing on the truth that we know we can cling to.  Common sense is only possible if we stand on solid ground.

So?  I know I repeat myself.  Imagine living in my head and having to listen to my lectures on a constant basis.  Read the word.  Know God’s specific standards and general principles.  Wrestle with truth.  It will sharpen your baloney meter. 

No comments: