The Special of the Day... From the Orange Moon Cafe...
(Friends: the last few months have lead to billions of words being communicated about matters of life, health, and well being. Some true words, some false, and multitudes we cannot as yet discern, regardless of the source. This led to the following consideration about everything in our earthly lives. Glen).
"True Or False?"
At the end of our lives, how many words will we have heard or read? None of us know, and the answer will be different for every person. Moreover, a far important question presents itself: how many words will we have read or heard that accurately expressed truth?
"In the multitude of words there wanteth (lacks) not sin" (Proverbs 10:19).
"Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh" (Ecclesiastes 12:12).
Solomon's counsel regarding communication does not minimize the importance of writing, speaking, reading, and listening. However, it does remind us that the blessing of words comes with danger as well as benefit. We do well to make the matter pertinent to ourselves. How many words have we read or heard to this point in our lives that accurately portrayed truth, or deceptively misled us? And what effect have the true and the false had in our lives?
The question especially alerts us to ponder matters of spiritual reality. What beliefs do I presently hold that are true in light of God and His Word? Are my convictions the products of light or darkness? What perspectives should I maintain with all determination? Which ones should I immediately cast overboard? Indeed, have I read, thought, prayed about, and pondered vital issues enough to justifiably have an opinion?
"If any man think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know" (I Corinthians 8:2). None of us have time to read and consider enough to completely know any subject, whether spiritual or earthly. Nor do we have the discretion to embrace all truth and reject all falsehood. Thus, the questions we consider bear great significance regarding the well being of our hearts and minds. How much truth? How much falsehood? Only One can answer, and we do well to have a lifelong, running discourse with Him to learn His answers. Our Lord will gladly respond to sincere and humble inquiries, and a far greater walk in the light will characterize our journey through a world of light and darkness, truth and falsehood.
"Search me, o God, and know my heart. Try me and know my thoughts. And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."
"Thou wilt show me the path of life."
Weekly Memory Verse
In the multitude of words there wanteth (lacks) not sin."