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Are We in Jeopardy?

I recently read an email from Legacy of Faith by Jim Faughn entitled "Jeopardy" which reminded me of an incident that occurred several weeks ago. Host Mayim Bialik read the two-hundred dollar puzzle which said: Matthew 6:9 says, "Our Father, which are in heaven, 'This' be they name." My kids, who can be jeopardy junkies (weirdos, lol) would have loved that question. Surprisingly, none of the contestants tried to answer the question. Wow. Please understand, I am not trying to mock the contestants. I am sure they are smarter than I am. If I were to go up against them on Jeopardy!, they would probably destroy me. It might have been nerves that got them, but my concern is that our world is getting more and more ignorant in regards to the Bible.

God is pretty plain when He says in 2 Timothy 2:15, "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth." How can we accurately handle something we do not read, study and know? We also see the example of the people of Berea in Acts 17:11 who examined the scriptures daily. Is it possible that some of the things going on in our world are due to the fact that as a society we are becoming more and more biblically illiterate? Maybe worse than those wo are biblically illiterate and those not living in harmony with the word of God are those who just do not care about what the Bible says.

God says in Hosea 4:6, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." If God were to look down today, would he see a famine of true knowledge of the word of God? I am afraid so. How do we remedy the problem? We need to get hungry for the Word. Demand it in our Bible classes and pulpits. Demand it in our own lives, and share it with others. If we do not, our world is in jeopardy, and I do not mean we are going on a game show.

-- Chris


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