Lean On Me!

More Information Please

Information is great. But, it can also be bad too. We live in a world where information flows like a river. It’s everywhere and easy to find. The problem arises with misinformation. People can take wrong information and create whole ideals, beliefs, and theories based off of it. When starting with a small piece of wrong information, the direction you go can be far off.

For example, when I was in the Marine Crops School of Infantry we learned how to use maps and navigate from them. We were given a map, compass, and instructions to where we were to go. Well, one of the times I started in the wrong place. By the time I realized I started wrong I was a mile from where I needed to be. The information I was given was right but I misread where I was to start. Not only do we need to know the correct information we need to know how to use it.

With so much information out there, how can we be sure of any of it? We need to have a solid base of information. Without that, we tend to wonder from thing to thing, idea to idea, concept to concept; which can lead to a sense of worthlessness and despair.

Lean On Who?

You have heard that old song by Bill WithersLean on Me. It’s a song about helping each other out when you are down or in trouble or have a problem. It’s a classic song, no doubt. But, as good as an idea it is, we can’t always rely on another human. Sometimes they aren’t there, sometimes they can’t handle our problems, sometimes they need help themselves.

BibleFor every problem there is always a solution. My solution is the Word of God. I have come to learn that the Bible is very reliable, especially compared to the rest of the information in the world. The Bible has become my firm foundation. Not just the Bible as a book, but what the Bible reveals about God through Jesus Christ.

Now, I know some of you may be thinking: the Bible is a book of fables or myths, there are too many errors or contradictions in the Bible, or you may be thinking that it means nothing to you. Some of you may never believe in the Bible no matter how much logical information there is.

As for me, I fully believe in what they Bible teaches. There are many things in the Bible that have proven to be true through history, archeology, and even math. I recently read a great blog that laid out many relevant facts about why you should believe in the New Testament. You can read that article here: The God Myth

Strong Biblical Foundation

It helps having something you can rely on. We can’t always rely on each other but we can always rely on the Word of God. Better yet, we can always rely on God. No, I’m not saying we will get whatever we want when we become Christians. I’m not saying you will have nothing but happy times and all your problems will go away. I’m saying that through everything you go through in life, Jesus can be your rock. He can be your starting point. He can be the source of the correct information you need to navigate your way through things.

My question to you then is: Who or what is your rock?

 

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2 thoughts on “Lean On Me!

  1. Excellent. I have used a very similar analogy regarding the map – you can have all the right directions, but if you make the wrong first turn, or start in the wrong place, you will end up in the wrong place. If you don’t base your life on the Word of God, it that is not your first turn, you will end up where you did not intend to go.

    Amen – good word.
    Glad to have run into you.

    Ben

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