Blue-blooded Believers

Here's an attitude to admire and an example to follow.

"Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true" —Acts 17:11.

True nobility of faith is measured by a believer's attitude toward God's Word. These Bereans, not content just to sit and listen and whisper a guarded "amen" after the sermon was over, rushed out to dig for the treasures of the Word on their own.

They did it eagerly, not because Paul had told them that they would be poor Christians if they didn't do daily devotions. They did it because they wanted to—they valued what they had heard and were hungry for more.

They did it daily, not haphazardly whenever it fit into their busy schedules.

They did it carefully
, not content just to skim the surface. They "examined" the Scriptures, investigating what Paul preached in the light of what the Holy Spirit said to them as they dug into the Word for themselves.

A truly noble aspiration for all of us.


  1. I know I don't study the Bible as deeply and consistently as I ought to. Thanks for this post.

  2. We just assume that those speaking to us know what they're talking about - and it can so be to our detriment. Thank you for this reminder.


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