The title phrase is attributed to both Socrates and Corrie Ten Boom. Regardless of who said it first, I can attest to its truth. I’ve long been one who makes detailed to-do lists, manages my calendar closely, and focuses on getting things done. If being busy is good, then I am awesome! That all sounds great, right?
Our world is in a mess right now. People are sick, many are dying, economies are broken, unemployment is high, fear and anxiety are on a rampage. Not sure about that last? Go to the store and try to find basic goods. Fear and anxiety are most definitely on the move.
Too many believers accept anything they hear from the pulpit, see on YouTube, or read in the latest popular book. Abandoning our responsibility to test and prove what we are taught is risky business, leaving us open to being influenced incorrectly, or adopting false teaching and doctrine.
2019 is the first year of my life that I’ve managed to read the entire Bible through in one year. I made this a goal at the start of the year and managed to complete the reading in early December, even though there were several periods where I did not read for days (illness, travel, the occasional too busy day, etc.).
Jesus’ disciples, His most intimate relationships and those closest to him, did not understand. In this they are like us.