What you truly believe determines what you do.
Even when you are operating on auto pilot, like anti-virus software (or a virus?), what you believe is running in the background and influencing your actions.
The issue that I want to highlight today is that you do not come to belief something in a vacuum. Events (think touching a hot stove) and people (think role models) have a huge impact on how you come to believe certain things.
This is a double-edged sword and requires you to be on guard as to what you allow to shape and mold your believes and values.
That is why having a source of absolute truth that you can trust and depend upon is so important.
Oh people get squeamish and resistant today when you begin to talk about absolute truth, but there are just some things to important for you to hope you are right about.
Let me introduce you to the sure source of absolute truth: the Bible.
Let it shape you and let it be the measure that you run all other competing views and opinions by.
- The ONE THING for today: Your beliefs are to important to leave to chance; shape them by the one dependable source of absolute truth—the Bible. Do this by making the reading and researching of the Bible a daily part of your life.
And now, O Lord God, You are God, and Your words are true, and You have promised this goodness to Your servant.
2 Samuel 7:28 (NKJV)