When I was a kid I loved this saying –
“The less you know, the more you study – the more you study, the more you know – the more you know, the more you forget- the more you forget, the less you know – so why study?”
It made perfect sense to me and I often feel that way today.
Sometimes I think our lives are too full of information. It’s at our fingertips – within our vision and it can be heard in seconds. Unfortunately, sometimes the information is so fast, that many of the details have been skipped over and we jump to conclusions before really knowing all the facts. We can go into a mob mentality in a fraction of a second, and make judgments before we have even heard the evidence.
It’s important for us to be informed – to learn – to study , but it’s also vital that we get the truth. The world is flawed – we can all agree on that. The Word of God isn’t. The messages it has to offer have more wisdom and knowledge than we can learn in a lifetime. Every time you open it, you will find something pertinent to what is happening in the world, in your life and in your relationship with your Creator and others.
Yesterday, after the events in Paris, I went to my daily Bible reading and found this:
Psalm 56:8-11 “You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?”
Truth, comfort and peace in a time of turmoil and insanity.