Don’t Let Historical Knowledge Replace Your Relationship With Jesus

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In the information age there is a temptation to gather various data concerning all sorts of things and I would encourage exploration, but never lose sight of the words of Solomon. “The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd. But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body. The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person” (Ecclesiastes 12:11-13).

Learning things outside the Bible is a must if we are going to earn a living and contribute to our families by making money and teaching them how to interact in the world in which we live, but every pursuit should have God in mind. We should be most concerned about what he thinks and desires. He created us and not the other way around. It is in God’s love that he desires our prosperity and enjoys our praise and worship. Never forget that Jesus died on the cross for our salvation. His death was the payment for our sin and we inherit salvation when we repent and believe in the work that Jesus did on the cross for us. If we refuse the gift of Jesus Christ we will inherit damnation and no amount of self-help books or the power of positive thinking will help you.

In all your pursuits remember it is Jesus who is the way, the truth and the life. If you ever lose sight of him, you lose sight of everything that will matter when you pass from this life unto the next.

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