Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"Ask Lorie. . ."

We have a new boss at work.  She has been with us for over a year now and her management style is totally different from that of the manager she replaced.

Lorie is in all respects the boss of our unit.  She is hands-on and likes to make the decisions.  In the past, the nurses were used to coming to me, as the assistant, for answers and information.  Now I simply answer most questions with the same answer, "You'll have to ask Lorie about that."

It is very comforting to know there is one place to get definitive answers.  We all want that in every aspect of their lives.  People who know me are well aware that if you ask me a question I can't answer (except for those "Ask Lorie" questions) I am likely to put my phone to my mouth and ask my wise Google search for the answer.

As Christians, we have a source of answers that doesn't require a battery or wi-fi connection.  We have the Scriptures.   Jesus said to the Pharisees,  "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me,"(John 5:39.)  The Scriptures testify to us of our Lord, and answer the questions we have of life.

Once I was deposed for a medical lawsuit.  The plaintiff's attorney asked if I found a certain textbook of laboratory tests to be "authoritative."  My attorney had already told me that in a legal sense this meant a source that could not be refuted in any sense, it was absolutely true.  

I think the plaintiff's attorney was astounded when I responded to her, "No, the only authoritative text I know is the Bible."  I'm sure my attorney was holding back a smile at that answer.

But I was under oath and what I said was true.  The Bible is the only text I know that is true from the first word to the last.  If we have trouble with something in the Bible, the trouble is not with the Scriptures it is with us.  Perhaps it is highlighting something that needs to be changed in our lives.  Perhaps it is revealing some area we have not yielded to the Lord.  Perhaps it is pointing out that we need to know Him.

The Scriptures are the most important "google" we can ever use.   Let us take advantage of the great source of doctrine, encouragement, comfort, instruction and reproof we have in the Scriptures.  

"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee."

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