Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. -Proverbs 23:12, KJV
People wonder why our Western culture is slipping deeper into chaos and hatred.
The short answer is that we largely have given up on listening to instruction and seeking knowledge. We have promoted an individualistic approach to life, that we are each special and can make our own truth. If we just look I side ourselves, they say, we can find real truth.
It has even infiltrated the Church.
In truth, God’s Word tells us that we are all sinners in need of repentance (changing our way of living and thinking), and we need a Savior to help us … according to His standard, not our own.
If you do not have knowledge of the Savior, seek out a friend (like a pastor or another devout Christian) who can show you Christ.
If you do not follow the instructions laid out in the Bible for godly living, you need to repent.
If you are unsure of what the instructions mean – or even what they are – start by going to church. We learn to listen to others without injecting our own truth and to interact with others meaningfully.
In fact, go to church. Knowledge grows in community. And God is all about community.