Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 (KJV)

We recently watched a new Tom Hanks movie entitled “News of the World” in which his character Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels post civil war America reading the latest newspapers to crowds of illiterate frontier folks. Seeing these folk listening intently reminded me of man’s constant need for news, which is still the case today in the 21st Century. Sadly though, then as now you can’t be guaranteed the news is completely accurate. The news we consume is made to measure public tastes for fantasy, scandal and heartrending stories – it can’t be relied on to be accurate.

As believers, in complete contrast we have the infallible Word of God which we consume first each day rather than the worlds news. There is no question of it’s accuracy. We search ourselves in prayer, in the light of God’s Word laying ourselves bare to His eyes. He tells us our ways good and bad, unlike our fellow man who will avoid embarrassment at every cost.

Dear reader, dare we kneel before God and ask Him to search us for any sin? What does He think of us and our ways? Let us not hide from Him and His Truth – let us invite His guidance that we may be fully surrendered servants of the King.

21 thoughts on “The News of the World

  1. excellent post – my latest Andy B video (goes live tonight at 7pm) touches on this same topic: how do we approach God? Isaiah 66 v2 sums up well who God is looking for, and how we should be in order to be considered as ‘those who God is looking for’ and that starts with how we approach scripture and God

    thanks Alan – great post

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  2. I was just meditating on this very passage, from Psalm 139, last night!

    Asking God to search our hearts for any offensive way is a bold undertaking, but is necessary indeed.

    We ask computers to check for viruses on our laptops. Should we not also let God do the same?

    God’s best to you, brother!

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      1. Thank you, brother! “God’s 24/7 🦠 Virus Protection.” Yes, I will turn this into a post (based on Psalm 139) in the near future. And, I’d you don’t mind, I will share a link back to your post today. Iron does indeed sharpen iron! Blessings.

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  3. Thank you for your post – such a great reminder. We can hide so much from mankind, but our Lord is all knowing and we can hide nothing from Him. So necessary to ask the Lord to reveal to us that which hinders our relationship with Him!

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  4. Love these verses and pray them often! I also liked that movie, Nathan liked it more. Praise God the Good News is still Good News and no matter what happens in the world, nothing will alter or change God’s Good News. Thanks for this post, brother! Love and blessings to you and Susan

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  5. Good post. I’ve been thinking about how more and more we might not be able to believe the news we hear as it seems many major news story that provoke strong reaction somewhere down the road it turns out there’s more details that paint the picture a little differently (though not always not totally false what was first reported). Good post and good song with this post!

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  6. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you so much, However I am experiencing problems with your RSS. I donít understand the reason why I cannot subscribe to it. Is there anyone else getting similar RSS problems? Anyone who knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanx!!


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