TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
“that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God”
1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV
WHERE TO TAP
A small factory had to be shut down because their most important piece of machinery had stopped working. The company mechanic couldn’t get it running, so they called in an expert. The man looked over the machine for a few minutes. He then picked up his hammer and gently tapped it. Amazingly, it started running again.
He submitted a bill for $1,500 and the owner hit the roof! He yelled at the mechanic over the noise of the machine: “That took you less than five minutes! I demand an itemized bill!” The expert sat down and scribbled out the following charges:1) For tapping the machine: $10. 2) For knowing where to tap: $1,490.
The Bible is God’s word and a tool that He uses to prepare us and lead us through life. God always knows what we need and where to tap if we will take the time to listen. In 1 Thessalonians 2, Paul is thankful that the believers recognized the Bible wasn’t just man’s opinion but it was God’s word. They also welcomed God’s word to speak into their lives.
It seems that social media has created a platform where a lot of people give a lot of unsolicited opinions about a lot of different topics. The truth is we don’t need a lot of other people’s opinions. What we desperately need is to hear from God. We need to know what God says about my kids, my job, my parents, my health, my finances, my addictions, my emotions, my marriage and the list could go on and on. What do you most want to hear from God about? Ask God to help you discover in His word what He has to say about it. If you don’t know where to start, ask God to lead you to someone who can help you find help in the Bible about your need.