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Be Like the Bereans!

One thing that has become key in my walk lately is to figure out if what I am being told by TV preachers, online preachers (and online Christian accounts), my church preachers, is the truth?  Are they carrying over God's word as it is or tainting it ever so slightly with their experiences, or their own interpretations?


It has become a real issue for me when someone says something or quotes a scripture or statement. I no longer take what is said or posted at face value.  

This is my motivation!  Getting the scriptures right and understanding them as God intended for us to do!  Hearing/reading things, and being like the Bereans and checking it out against the scriptures.  Learning what it is God is saying for myself and not just foolishly be led by the nose because people say they are Christians, or have studied the bible in depth, etc.  And in this way I will learn, I will grow in the word and in Christ, and I will be able to share that with others and encourage them to do the same.  I will start having discernment where before I only had blind faith in people!

Acts 17 vs 10 - 11: The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue.  (11) Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

And so, let us reflect, investigate, dig deeper, and examine the scriptures with eagerness, as the Bereans did!

God bless

Tracy 

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  1. Learning the truth does take.hard work and focused attention. Whenever I read about the Bereans my heart is challenged.

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    1. Hi Michele, you are so right. It is focused attention. But I think the Lord rewards that in us, and quickens our hearts and minds to understanding :)
      God bless

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  2. Thank you. I try to be a Berean. We are called to eagerly learn from God’s Word.

    Sharing this article. Hope you love it: https://griffingulledge.com/2020/11/03/the-bereans-had-no-bibles/

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    1. Hi Aritha, I went to that link and read that post. Very eye-opening. I know I certainly don't altogether understand how much more difficult it was for them than it is for us to have access to the scriptures. Thank you for sharing that here. I will certainly be more aware of what being "like a berean" is all about.
      God bless

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  3. Tracy, it was because of your blogpost I saw this article. I am searching for more studies about it now :) So, thank YOU.

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  4. "Examining to see if these things were so" - This falls into my lap this week after we've been having discussions at our house about worship, lifting hands, dancing in praise. When things are new - we "haven't heard them before" - and they sound either too good to be true or God wants to move us out of our comfort places so He can answer our prayers - yes! He wants us to examine His word - to see if these things are so. No matter how long we've studied the word - we still need to go back and examine! This is so perfect for my day, Tracy! Shalom, friend! ~ Maryleigh

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  5. Since I came to faith later on in life, I have basically learned to check (or question) everything I hear or read with the Word of God. I always make notes in church, so I can look it up and further study when home. I have also learned that sometimes I hear new things and they are true, I just never heard it before :)

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