Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2012/03/16

Anonymous Wisdom and the Bereans of the First Century

I enjoy reading the quarterly, Our Daily Bread (1), for the concise way to get my quiet devotional time jump started.   It is akin to the wake up to coffee before the main breakfast of reading the Scriptures.   Yesterday morning was not much different.   Numbers and Luke would be waiting afterwards.

Our Daily Bread had this anonymous poetic quote shared:

Search the Scriptures precious store –

As a miner digs for ore;

Search, and you will surely find

Treasures to enrich the mind.

If you are not familiar with the Bereans, read Luke’s compliment of them in Acts 17:11.   “And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth.” (2)

Many speak to the fact that they KNOW what the Scriptures say.   Or, they NOW the Scriptures are full of conflicts.   When someone says KNOW to me, the question in the back of my mind is show me line, verse, chapter, and book.

  1. Our Daily Bread, March April May 2012, March 15 Thursday reading A Search for the Top Ten by Anne M. Cetas, the Managing Editor of Our Daily Bread
  2. New Living Translation (NLT)
  3. From Wikipedia, Veria
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