Monday, March 12, 2007

Updates Available

Like most people I have a computer. It is something that is very useful for me and my work and it is something I can use for some fun stuff too. On my computer I have some different types of software, like a firewall program and a virus scan program, that need to be updated on a regular basis. The other day as I was checking one of my programs on the Internet I was told that an update was available and that got me thinking.

To make sure that our computers operate properly we need to constantly upgrade and update the programs in it. If we only install the programs on the computer and then forget about them we can leave ourselves open to problems or at the least we fail to take advantage of some benefits that are available for those programs. This is very similar to how it is with Christians and the Bible. God has given us the Bible to help us in our life here on earth, for our benefit and protection. If we find out what the Bible says and make the truth of the Bible a part of our life it will help us to avoid some of the problems that come our way and it will help us to develop and grow as Christians.

Too often people become Christians and then they fail to check in the Bible to update what they believe and it is to their disadvantage. We all need to do as it says in Romans 12:2 and be transformed by the renewing of our minds. But we won’t be transformed if we do not continually check what we believe against what the Bible teaches and continue to live a life based on Bible principles. There are always updates available to Christians in the Bible because we are all growing spiritually. Don’t wait too long between updates so you don’t miss out on the best things that God has for you!


Anonymous said...

Greetings Jim,
Seeing your picture on the blog brings back old Tulsa days to memory. Looking well.

Good to see there are still some of us with a little hair a top their heads.

Best to you,

Anonymous said...

I like the way you applied something we use and are familiar with to illustrate a spiritual truth.


Anonymous said...

Good post!

Isn't it great that the Word of God unlike a computer is not only 100% virus-free but actually has the power to destroy any virus, worm or trojan that tries to stay in our minds. But we really need those updates for that :-)

-Alex (yepp, that Alex)