Mar. 7, 2019

The Tangled Web

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" (Sir Walter Scott, 1808)

Life is confusing. News sources aren’t dependable. No matter how much we think they strive to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, they are spreading their political opinions. Everyone has opinions. I’m encouraged that more of us are willing to either listen to the opposing side or ignore it all together. As a friend of mine says, most of us have no plans to change sides or alter our opinion. Hard heads are set in stone. <laugh>

I am known for my research abilities and practices. I don’t take anyone at face value. My sons find it irritating that I ask lots of questions regarding the people they invite into their lives. I’m investigating less and less since they are well into their 30’s. Well, that and they are getting brave enough to tell me to mind my own business. <smile>

I do not embrace someone simply by the story they tell me. I listen. I pray for discernment. But I’m going to check out what I’m told to make sure that the truth is upheld and lies are not spread. I know…. I know…. you’re tired of hearing how much I detest false rumors and mindless gossip.

Take Robert Mueller for example. Have you researched Robert Mueller? I need to tell you – I have. It’s going to take a whole lot of proof to convince me that he is a bad man with evil intentions. This man’s history makes most of us look like chopped liver. Not that anything is wrong with chopped liver, but it certainly isn’t steak. <wink>

Do your homework. When you seek, you will find.  Christ promised it. (Matthew 7:7) Seek truth at all costs. Even if it means your side is proven incorrect. Our hard heads can transform into soft hearts if we allow God to reveal truth to us. God’s word says that if we hunt for hidden treasure, He will reward us. If we prefer the dirt, the only thing we will grasp is worms.

“My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.” Colossians 2:2-4