Now, these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.
To my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, the one and only begotten Son of the Living God. Stand firm and faithful with all obedience, and trust in Jesus as Master of your life, and redeemer of your soul from the wrath to come. Without ceasing, walk with an unquenchable thirst for the truth and knowledge that has the power to save your soul.
We live in an age when many people gain most of their religious beliefs from social norms and cultural acceptance, instead of from the author of all truth. It’s a tragedy because by His own word God cautions us against friendship with the world. Our Father clarifies that friendship with the world is equal to war against God. Warring against God for the sake of being accepted by the world can have undesirable eternal consequences.
Many teachings of scripture are hard to hear and even more so to adhere. Often, the noise of the world is deafening and sidetracks the believer from what should be the paramount task at hand, pleasing God. Our relationship with our Father through Jesus is the most important aspect of life and the sole purpose of our creation.
The Bereans are an excellent example of how we should approach any teaching presented as truth. Everything a man may encounter in life has a remedy found in God’s Word, and we should do as the Bereans, searching the scriptures daily to learn the truth. Following the world’s definition of truth and wisdom is a road that leads to destruction. Life is too short for one to concern themselves with what the world considers righteousness when the author has defined it and written it in eternity.
Let’s Be Bereans!
Kerry T Crane
Penned February 6, 2017
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“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who needs not be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15