In a day of information overload, how do we discern what things God wants us to learn?
We’re often told that to completely understand a subject we have to study both sides. For example, before we can witness to those of other faiths we have to study their scriptures and learn all we can about the details of their religion. God however, never told us to fill our minds with the details of false ideology. Paul told the Romans “I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.”
God places limits on knowledge. He doesn’t want us spending time learning evil. The name of the forbidden tree in the Garden of Eden was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Instead, we should follow the example of Paul with idol worshippers at Mars Hill. He exposed the essence of their mistake in two sentences, then spent time explaining the Gospel to them.
Learning good, not evil redeems the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.