THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
You come to a crossroads.
There are four characters there to give directions.
One is a pastor who always has his sermon prepared by Friday for the Sunday bulletin.
One is a pastor who never has his sermon prepared until Saturday evening.
One is Santa Claus.
One is the Easter Bunny.
From which one will you ask directions?
The preacher who never has his sermon prepared until Saturday evening.
The other three are just myths!
10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea:
who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.
11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word
with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
Paul and Silas went to "Berea," a city in Macedonia.
The city is now in Turkey.
Again, they followed the same pattern, going to the synagogue first.
The Jews in Berea were "more noble" than those in Thessalonica.
The word "noble" is translated from the Greek eugenes (yoo ge' nace).
That word is sometimes used to reflect people of higher rank, or more noble birth.
However, here it is used to refer to the character of the people.
Therefore, they "received the word with all readiness of mind," and
"searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so."
As a result, "many of them believed!"
They were more apt to HEAR, REFLECT, and SEARCH out truth
than to simply reject it because of "traditions."
When the truth of Christ is shown in the Scripture, and
people diligently seek to see that truth,
they WILL believe!
When you study the Word of God be "noble" enough to
HEAR, REFLECT and SEARCH out the truth!