Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

Do not be like a horse or a mule, without understanding, whose temper must be curbed with bit and bridle, else it will not stay near you.” vs. 9

Psalm 32:6-11

In recent months many have marveled at the divergent thinking that can emerge in times of crisis. Because all have access to multiple news and information sources, we have the opportunity to consider opposite points of view on just about every subject. And because some have declared that all news that does not agree with what they already believe is “fake,” the public has been hard-pressed to know exactly what the truth might be in any given situation. The result has been disheartening for our world! Where once people were capable of using their BS meters to figure out what to believe, too many seem to have lost the ability to use their critical thinking abilities to make rational choices. Some have even completely turned their backs on the basic lessons of history and science. We’re not like horses or mules who need to be led by bit and bridle through life. As the children of God, made in the image of God, we have been gifted with understanding and beautiful minds. We can make good and logical decisions that will lead to justice and peace. We can choose the way of love and avoid the way of division and hate. Those abilities are in our genes, and should never be sacrificed on the altar of closed and narrow thinking.

Thought for the Day: What method do I use to discern the truth?

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