The Penn Speaks: Is Christians Burying Their Heads In the Bible Like Ostriches Burying Their Heads in the Sand?

Hello All Christian News Family!

Keep your head buried in the Word. Doing so, others might liken you unto the ostrich who keeps his head buried in the sand — the man who simply makes himself ignorant of problems or new ideas rather than facing or acknowledging them. For the believer, however, this could not be farther from the truth. Submerging our heads in the Word is the proper way to face all of life’s twists and turns, because scripture shows us how to face and effectively handle them . This brings us to our key text coming out of Colossians 2:4 — 8 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:

4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. 5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ. 6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therin with thanksgiving. 8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 

In this passage of scripture, Apostle Paul is addressing the people of Colosse through a letter, and he is warning them to not fall prey to the false teachings and ideas of the world. He reminds his readers, “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him, rooted, built up, and established in the faith.” Better yet, in the terms of our analogy, “Keep your head buried in the Word!”

Some non-believers like to say that we close ourselves off from new ideas, because we are afraid of them — that we fear we might be wrong. Honestly, they have a point when it comes to people who do not “know their stuff” when it comes to the Bible. It is our job, however, to not only know what we believe but why we believe it. When we know what thus saith the Lord, our hearts minds, and souls are protected. Then, just because a new yet Biblically incorrect philosophy or cultural tradition strikes our ear drums, it does not mean that we will be vulnerable to it.

Have a blessed day!

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