July 1, 2007
Acts 17:11 says, These (Bereans) were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
A noble people have a concern about God and the things of God. They fear-stand in awe and reverence before God-knowing that God alone is the answer to the longing of their soul.
A noble people are an honest thinking and searching people. They explore, study, and seek to prove the message of truth. Please note: the Bereans sought "with all readiness of mind:" a willing desire, an eagerness, a hunger, a thirst to know the truth. A noble people do not shut their minds or hearts; they do not refuse to listen or consider.
A noble people do not just accept and swallow whatever is said. Paul himself was the one that was preaching the truth here in Acts chapter 11; but the Bereans studied, investigated, and searched the Scriptures for the truth themselves. And they searched daily. The truth of God and His Word has no end; it is bottomless. Discovering the truth is a daily responsibility.
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