4:352 – Don’t Google It, Ask God!
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Have you ever wondered what was legal in one state or another? Curious about what the right answer was about something? Have you ever gone to the almighty Google for answers? I can tell you, I do all the time. It’s a great place to learn facts, but a poor place to learn about faith or morality. Today, at our family Christmas, my wife’s Grandmother had a front mat that said, “Ask God, Not Google”. This hit me hard because how many times are we looking for answers in the wrong place?
Today’s Questions: Where do you go for answers about what is right or wrong? How do you judge the laws of humans vs the laws of God?
- Psalm 119:160 – The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.
- Psalm 19:7 – The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
- Proverbs 30:5-6 – Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 – All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
Don’t get me wrong, Google is a great source of information about so many topics. Google can even point you to Holy Scriptures and well-vetted texts that may explain some of God’s word. What we need to realize is that God’s word is true, infallible, and what we should use to live our lives. Not one verse here or there, but the entire message.
We see in Psalms that the sum of the Bible is true and all his rules are righteous and endure forever. God tells us that his law is perfect, and our souls are revived when we read the word. In Proverbs, we see that we shouldn’t add to his words, but use his word as a shield. God will protect us. Finally, in Timothy, we see that God breathed out scripture and we should use it for teaching, reproof, and correction so that we can be competent and equipped to serve. That is where the truth comes from, not a Google search or even your own interpretation. Yes, God provided Jesus to reconcile us to him and the Holy Spirit to grow faith in us. He also puts people in our lives to help us see how He is working in their lives and understand his word in action. But no, we shouldn’t be looking to the world to give us answers that come from God.
As we close, remember to choose God not Google when looking for answers. God’s word is true, alive, and will help you when you are questioning.
Father God, thank you for your word. You have given us a guide to live life. We often fall short of what your word says, and in our actions and deeds. We pray for forgiveness. Lord, give us the determination to not look to the world for what is right and wrong, but always to you and your word. In your name, we pray, Amen.