Know What You Believe
Entering into this year I sensed God calling me (and our church) to “dig deep and lay strong foundations of faith.”
In response to that prompting we have committed ourselves to a diligent study of God’s word, to know what we believe and why we believe it.
When Paul came to Berea he found a group of people who not only received the word he brought, but also examined the Scriptures for themselves. As a result, many people placed their faith in Jesus Christ.
…for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. Therefore many of them believed… (Acts 17:11-12 NASB)
It’s one thing to be told something is true. It’s another thing to study things out for yourself.
Too many people wade in the shallow shores of their beliefs, content with the splashings of “Twitter-truths,” while never committing themselves to the deep ocean of truth that remains unexplored.
The gateway into your mind should not be left unattended. Know what you are allowing to come in. Without becoming entirely skeptical, you can still be diligent.
As Paul said to his son in the faith, Timothy:
“Study to show yourself approved unto God a worker who never needs to be ashamed.”
Know what you believe.