Have you ever heard some unbelievable news that you just had to follow intently. Maybe delve into a little and research the details because you were intrigued and wanted to know if what you were hearing was indeed true.
Our media does have its fair share of BAD news. I can quickly recall such events as Watergate, Political Assassinations, sacking of Whitlam, the Challenger disaster, the Olympic Games terrorists Black September group, Mad Max in Noble Park, Y2K, 911, invasions of Iraq, the Tsunami, and just recently Black Friday. These are just a few.
Each of these were shocking but intriguing. I followed them all. Some I did a little more research on because I don’t always believe what the media tells us… and having firsthand knowlege of this in two particular cases, I know they sometimes get it wrong or are manipulated to present the facts in a certain way.
We are no different to the people in the early church times.
The Thessalonicans reacted to the Good News as Bad News. They weren’t interested in seeking the truth.
But take the people in Berea in Macedonia when they heard the GOOD News.
Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. Acts 17:11
They were intrigued and followed the news Paul shared with great eagerness.
But then we observe that they “examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true“.
When I heard the GOOD News many years ago, I was a professed atheist. My first sense was to search the Scriptures for myself – mainly so I could at least prove my viewpoint with conviction and understanding. However, upon reading the whole Bible over several weeks, I too believed.
In addition, I realised too that just reading it once wasn’t good enough as it was so rich … it was the source to living life abundantly, and for eternity.
Intrigued? Don’t believe me… and so you shouldn’t. Maybe you might consider, “examining the Scriptures every day to see if what I say is true“.
Prayer: Father, thank You for the Good News. Help me to discover more from the Scriptures every day. In Jesus Name I ask it. Amen.