A Ready Mind (Acts 17:11)

When was the last time you really listened to a speaker and pondered over what was spoken? Some researchers state we only retain 10% of what we hear, particularly during presentations. If this is so, the burden is definitely upon the speaker to make a compelling presentation, one that captures the mind and heart of the listener.

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. Therefore many of them believed, and also not a few of the Greeks, prominent women as well as men.
Acts 17:11-12

This is exactly what happened when the Apostle Paul preached the Gospel to the citizens of Berea. They not only listened, they went back and searched the Scriptures, verifying that what was said to them was true. The result? Many of them believed and accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

The internet makes information readily accessible to nearly everyone. There is a great deal of information swirling around in cyberspace. How many of us are willing to verify the credibility of the speaker and the source? And how many of us are willing to test the information against established facts?

If you take the time to listen and read the Bible, you will realize that this is not simply a work of literature. It is the living Word of God. It has the power to transform your life and those around you. And it does so by leading you to the greatest love story the world has ever witnessed. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the Cross and be resurrected so that whosoever believes in Him will have eternal life. Don’t believe it? Then search the Scriptures yourself. If you are truly searching for the truth, God will reveal it to you.

Love and respect the Lord; seek His will in your life.