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Too Much Information
Sometimes all we have to say is "TMI". This happens when people share details that we really do not want to hear, see, or even want to imagine. This world is full of information. Everything affecting our lives is based upon information. We need information to do our jobs correctly, and if we have the wrong information, we make some bad decisions. Even computers are wrong if the data fed into them is wrong.
There is a fear that too many people have our personal information available to them. The government agencies apparently share the information that we would rather be kept secret. Other businesses share data about us and even sell some of the information about us to other businesses.
Then we fear someone getting too much information about us, and using that information to steal from us or to harm us.
The amount of information out there on everything has been expanding at tremendous measures and increases more each year. Most people have this information at their disposal when they read books, watch TV, work on their computers, or punch it up on their phones. While there is profit in having the information at your disposal, there is greater profit in being able to use such information for your advantage.
There is a book that gives us everything we need pertaining to life and godliness. This audience understands that I am talking about the Good Book.
2 Peter 1:3 informs us that what we need to get to heaven has already, once for all, been given to mankind, and each person is accountable for what we do with this information. As in the world where we try to hold people accountable on how they handle our personal information; God does much the same thing. God has given each of us a personal accountably with what we have been given. We sometimes call this responsibility.
When it comes to God's word and the fact that following God's word can lead to heaven; you might think that many people would love to acquire the information given to us through the Bible. But sadly, Bible information is very lacking in so many lives. Part of the problem lies in the fact that some people are too lazy to search the information for themselves, and they rely upon what others write about it. Part of the problem lies in the fact that the information God gives does not really seem to fit the lifestyle of so many. So men find ways to discount the truthful information and substitute false information. Let's face it, many do not care if the information they are provided with is true or false. They just want the minimal amount needed for what they want. In this case, just enough information to satisfy their conscience. Proverbs 1:7 reads: "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction".
Remember that Paul said that he prayed on behalf of others that they might gain the knowledge of the Lord. In Philippians 1:9-10 we read: "And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ".
We really do need this knowledge and information. Our souls depend upon it, and when you think about it, the souls of others are depending upon your knowledge.
By Carey Scott

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