Good Morning August 25

I use Comcast for my internet service. The home page on Comcast, like most internet services, has a whole array of news, entertainment, and other items of supposed interest. I say, supposed interest because most of it is fluff, useless bits of things of little importance that we really didn’t need to know. What star did this. Who won that contest. New ways to guaranteed wealth or to lose weight. Yes, there is some legitimate news, too, but facts often conflict. Oh well, such is most of what we are fed in the media today. I am reminded of George Orwell’s book 1984. The population was kept under control by feeding them a continuing supply of titillating junk. One of the gifts of God’s Spirit in I Corinthians 12 is the gift of distinguishing between spirits, or discernment. That is a vital gift for us today, not only for the general media, but for “spiritual truths” that are frequently presented to us. We are called to seek God’s wisdom and discernment in all that comes to us, stay firmly rooted in the Scriptures, and be at peace in our trust of the Lord.

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