Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, 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
When I was young, the final authority in our home was my father. When I wondered about things I would learn in school, I would go ask my father if these things were true. Or if neighborhood kids said I should do something, because everyone else was doing it, I would go ask my dad what he thought about that.
And when I was feeling low and stupid because I couldn’t understand some math homework, my dad encouraged me and told me I was smart, I just didn’t understand the math concepts, yet.
As adults, how are we to know what is good and right in our world? How do we determine what is truth and what is a lie? Even good meaning people can steer us in the wrong direction and get us completely off course.
The Word of God tells us, that when questions or new teachings arise we are to go ask our Heavenly Father. He will know the answer and keep us on the right path in our lives. We do this through prayer and by searching the Scriptures. That is why it is important to be reading the Bible on a regular basis; it teaches us principles and truths to live by.
Prayer: Dear Father, thank you that I can always come to you with my questions and doubts. Steer me to your truth and reveal to me the lies of the world. How blessed I am to be loved by you. Amen.