They say there’s far too little thinking going on in today’s world.
I say there’s far too little re-thinking going on in today’s world.
We form habits and we rarely take the opportunity to step back and really look at those habits to determine if they’re helping or hurting us.
Our culture teaches us a certain way of going about life. We are stunningly incapable of stepping outside of our own culture to see if what it teaches us is truly wise and helpful.
Our parents instruct us in the ways they think are best. But are they really?
And the saddest fact of all? That we don’t know, or possibly even care, what God thinks about our habits, our culture, our parents’ instruction.
When Jesus carried out his ministry, he trained his disciples and readied them to come alongside him, and take his teachings out into the world. He prepared them for battle with spiritual forces. He even gave them authority over evil spirits.
And what were they to teach people? In a word: Re-think.
Re-think your way of life. Re-think your habits. Re-think your culture. Re-think what people in authority have told you is correct. Re-think it by comparing it to what Jesus teaches. Re-think it by comparing it with the word of God.
Re-think. Or, its synonym: Repent.
“They went out and preached that people should repent” (Mark 6:12, NIV).
Our Bible reading for Saturday, February 21, is Exodus 29:1 – 30:38, Mark 6:6b – 29 and Proverbs 5:15-23.
Lord Jesus, help me to re-think everything in light of your teachings and your words and promises.
Header image based on "Thinking RFID" by Botter, CC By 2.0