Thursday, September 30, 2021

Unnecessary Information

"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,"
Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Hebrews 12:1-2 (NKJV)

Today it is easier than ever before to see what is being reported in the news, to see what people are doing, and to communicate with others.  In one way this is good, but in another way, it is not so good.  We have so much information available and being presented to us now, about so many things, that it can be overwhelming.  The problem we have is not finding a way to be informed about different things, but it is sorting through all of the information we have available to us.

Today, we are very blessed to have God's Word available to us in more ways than ever before.  As Christians, the Bible needs to be our main source of information, but this does not mean we should ignore or refuse any other kind of information.  While there is a lot of information presented to us that is unnecessary information, we do not want to be completely ignorant of what is happening in the world around us, but we do need to determine what is good or bad.

There is some necessary information that we need to know, it is the information that God gives us in His Word to help us run the race He has called us to run.  We need to put aside all of the information and things that are not really necessary for us to do what God has called us to do, and we need to focus on Jesus and the necessary information we have in God's Word.  By ignoring the unnecessary information and focusing on what is truly necessary, we can do everything that God is calling us to do.

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