Article by Michael Goforth II
I love reading.
I also love podcasts, videos, articles, and blogs. Whether it’s content on deep theological topics, practical help for churches, or my own spiritual growth, I love it!
And in our digital information age, I can find solid resources on just about anything with a few clicks of the mouse. My wife jokingly asked me the other day if I even remember half the stuff I read and listen to because it seems like I’m consuming so much.
While this can be good at times, it can also become a distraction. This is because it's possible to read a book about the Bible, without actually reading the Bible.
And that is where the distraction becomes a danger.
We live in a very noisy world today. Voices from endless mediums are trying to capture our attention every moment of every day. But there’s one voice that needs to take the priority over all of them, and that is the voice of God.
Podcasts, articles, and videos can be helpful, especially if they’re on important topics! However, they should never replace our time in God’s Word.
God’s Word is true (Jn 17:17), God’s Word is flawless (2 Sa 22:31), God’s Word is infallible (1 Ki 8:56), God’s Word is eternal (Ps 119:89), God’s Word is living (Heb 4:12), and God’s Word is delightful (Ps 138:2).
We could go on and on with different truths about the Word of God, but the point is simple. Make it a priority in your life. Don’t get so caught up with all the different voices, that you forget the primary voice.
Compared to God’s Word, all that stuff is just noise. Including this article. And while some of it may be profitable, only God’s Word endures forever.
“For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.” 1 Peter 1:24–25