As we were looking at the very solid foundation of the Shalom Mission Center in Belize I noted that the foundation and basic structure of the building is concrete reinforced by steel ... the foundation of this building will withstand a lot of stress and the wind of a major hurricane. But how strong is our foundation regarding our beliefs?
In 2 Peter, our writer reminds his people that a foundation is important if they seek to follow God and keep from drifting away. Peter says that we should seek, learn and pursue God's Word if we are to avoid being led away by clever stories. In our world we are inundated with those clever stories. There is Facebook, the Internet, YouTube and a barrage of junk emails that would tell us what to fear, what to embrace and what to believe. All of these are Peter's "clever stories" that must be vetted by each believer. So ... what do we do?
1) We learn, pursue and meditate on God's Word, because it is truth and God's message to us;
2) We sift the things that come our way, being unwilling to be led away by clever stories, manipulated statistics and just plain lies;
3) We compare what we read to what we know about God as presented in His Word, knowing that only God will give us the truth that sets us free from lies and misinformation.
Maybe if we spent as much time in God's Word as we spent on Facebook, YouTube or the Internet, we might have a better foundation. Randy