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A thought to ponder-I find myself wondering

Updated: Dec 13, 2019

This is something that we all do. Some maybe more then others even to the point of daydreaming. However, I mean that I find myself wondering as I watch and listen to what is happening in the world today. In every aspect of what is happening. In politics, society, religion, medicine and the list goes on.


Recently I found myself wondering why it is that people are so quick to believe something. There are reasons that are obvious and some that are not as much so. People often believe something because it makes them feel better about themselves. You know the old "well I am certainly better than that person". There is the always reliable source that said it and they could not be wrong. Yet in these and other ways somethings are not to be believed without time and effort to discern the truth.


We have all heard, seen or read something we really wanted to believe. Then we wanted to share it with others and we really did not know if it was true or not. Recently I have observed, heard and read of things that are examples of just what I am talking about. What they are doesn't matter but what does matter is what you do when you see, hear or read it.


I want to know for myself so I will research it and question it in whatever way I need to. That way what I understand is based on what I know and not just what someone else said. By the way, we see this often in the church. People see, hear or read something and take it for face value.


GotQuestions at https://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-discernment.html says-The word discern and its derivatives are translations of the Greek word anakrino in the New Testament. It means “to distinguish, to separate out by diligent search, to examine.” Discernment is the ability to properly discriminate or make determinations. It is related to wisdom. The Word of God itself is said to discern the thoughts and intentions of one’s heart Hebrews 4:12 says "For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart."


Let me encourage you to be discerning about the things you see, hear and read.


In God's Grace,


Elbert Nasworthy

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