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Pastor's Note - January 12

I was going to start this little note by pointing to a quote I read recently. The quote is; "The earth is degenerating today. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching." According to a picture I saw online, this quote wasn’t a recent saying, describing the struggles of our modern age, but was actually attributed to an Assyrian tablet from 2800 BC. I was going to use that to highlight that there is nothing new under the sun, and that the challenges that plagued us in ages past are the same ones that plague us now. Then I took another look and found out that the quote isn’t real, or at the very least was misattributed to the Assyrian tablet. The Assyrian tablet shown didn’t say that at all. It was simply a tablet used to record business transactions and/or record tables and measures and whatnot. The whole quote was a (compelling) fabrication. It was a quick, sobering reminder that you can’t believe everything you hear (or read)! So, I suppose that is my encouragement from this note. Before we pass along things that we hear or read, we should be careful to ensure that they are true and right, knowing that our God is a God of truth. So many things sound good and compelling and true, that simply aren’t. Many things we want to be true, and aren’t. As we seek the Lord, may we also seek truth, which is ultimately found in Christ and His Word.

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