Thursday, May 15, 2014

What Kind Of Report Do You Give?

"The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and a good report makes the bones healthy."
Proverbs 15:30 (NKJV)

All around the world you can find reporters from different organizations who are reporting the news, or at least what they understand about it.  These men and women find information about various things that are happening to report in news stories.  In the English language a report is defined as "a written or spoken description of a situation or event" and so a reporter is someone who relays this information to others.  All of us have the opportunity to be "a reporter" in our own lives as we give information and "report" about the events and situations we deal with in life.

The Bible talks about a true report, a good report, a bad report, and an evil report.  Something may be a true report but is that a good report?  In the Bible a good report is saying what God says and a bad or evil report is when someone disagrees with what God has said.  How can we be sure what we say will be a good report and not a bad report?  The answer is whether or not what we say is in agreement with God's Word.  We have the choice about what to report and we need to say what God says about everything in our life.  Proverbs 15:30 shows us that the right report can even affect our health!

It is interesting to see how different reporters highlight certain aspects of a story and sometimes fail to mention some other facts that are an actual part of the story.  We can do the same thing, we can choose what aspects of our life we emphasize and talk about.  In every situation we can choose to talk about what God says in His Word instead of just talking about the bad things we could report.  So, what do we report about our lives and the situations we go through?  Instead of just talking negative and saying things that do us no good and really only serve to wear us down, let's talk about what the Bible says and always give a good report.

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