The Implications of Acts 17:11

In speaking of the Bereans Luke said: “These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so (Acts 17:11).

Consider the implications of this verse:

• It is possible to receive the word in a way that is not being “fair-minded.” Prejudiced minds that are closed to the truth are not to be commended.
• The word is to be received with eagerness (“readiness”). After all, the word is a revelation of truth from God to man.
• When we hear men preach the word we should be concerned “whether these things were so.” It makes a difference!
• The things preached by men on earth must be tested by the Scriptures revealed from heaven. Not by feelings, or by the internet, but by the Scriptures.

Determine to be like the Bereans.

by Mike Pittman

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