The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"Think On These Things"
I grow increasingly convinced the human brain was not designed to process the 24/7 information and imagery that now confronts our sensibilities in these days of constant electronic input.
"Knowledge shall be increased" (Daniel 12:4).
The Lord spoke to Daniel regarding "the time of the end," which may well be the days in which we are living. Surely we see knowledge being exponentially increased, both good and bad. Regarding the former, we have access to the Word of God and Biblical literature in a measure far beyond any other generation. Concerning the latter, our enemies also have opportunity to disseminate their darkness far more prolifically than ever. Learning to navigate amid the streams of information challenges us all, and realizing the limitations of our brains to receive and assimilate the influx may help us to avoid being overwhelmed.
So how do we deal with the challenge? Certainly, we prayerfully seek the Lord's wisdom and guidance. He alone can keep our minds in safety amid life as presently lived and experienced. "Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established" (Proverbs 16:3). If we sincerely seek to do God's will, he will lead us to think rightly. This will involve the reception and processing of information and imagery we presently consider. What do we need to know? What would be better left unknown? God alone can answer the question for each of us, leading us to embrace the helpful and turn away from the harmful. "Try (test) me, and know my thoughts" prayed the Psalmist long ago in a very different time (Psalm 139:23). The wisdom of such a request abides, and may well constitute a far more necessary plea than David offered. Yes, the times greatly challenge our minds. Let us commit this vital aspect of our being and walk to our Heavenly Father, seeking His grace and leading as we obey perhaps the most pointed command in Scripture regarding what and how we think…
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever thing are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, or if there be any praise, think on these things."
Weekly Memory Verse
O taste and see that the LORD is good, blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.
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