“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
My wife and I enjoy driving because it gives us an opportunity to enjoy the company of each other and we always find ourselves discussing random topics. Often times these discussions involve one of us making a comment or throwing out a statistic that, in reality, we made up or estimated. Whenever we catch the other doing this we instantly call to question the statistic and the argument is usually solved by one of us getting on our cellphone and searching to find the answer. The first place we run to for an answer to something that doesn’t matter is Google.
When we were kids rules were black and white. We knew what was wrong and so we didn’t do it. Maybe it is because as we age our eyesight declines, but the rules that were once clearly black and white, are now a shade of gray. We turn to Google or another search engine for answers to the questions we have that don’t matter, but where do we turn for the answers to the questions that do matter? Questions like is it REALLY wrong to cheat on my taxes? Am I really not supposed to look at this website? I don’t have a peg-leg or an eye patch, so why are people calling me a pirate just because I download movies and music for free?
In 2nd Timothy 3:16-17 we find that instead of turning to Google, a magazine cover or a car dealer to fill that empty space in our lives, we need to turn to the Bible. That when we have a question that is important, we can find the answer. We can’t rely on society to tell us what our purpose, what we’re supposed to spend our money on or how we are supposed to treat people. Society tells us to do what is best for us, but the Bible and the teachings of Jesus teach us to be servant leaders. To put the needs of others before the needs of our own.