From Your Pastor's Heart
On Sunday nights we have been going through the Book of Daniel, and when we get to the very end we find an extremely intriguing command. In 12:4 God tells Daniel, “But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.” Certainly we have experienced both of these in our day and time, but especially that last one. There has been a vast explosion of information in recent times. I don’t know about you, but it feels overwhelming to me at times. I can barely even read all the headlines, much less the articles that go with it. It seems as if there is so much happening in our world we can’t even absorb it all. I, personally, do not even have a social media account, but if I did I don’t think I would have the time to do anything with it.
So what should we do in light of this explosion of information? Well, first of all, we should probably limit our intake, but beyond that we should make sure we are spending the bulk of our time on what counts the most – the truth that God has given us. Whatever you may turn to for information, make sure you are spending time in God’s Word. It will help you keep the right perspective on what is happening in the world. It will keep you from becoming overwhelmed or frightened or misled. I hope you are making that a priority in your life.