It was T.S. Eliot, the poet and playwright, who wrote:
“Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?”*
Those are good questions. People call this the information age, but it may end up being dubbed the mis-information age! Something vital is missed when the information we consume takes us down the wrong path.
We are bombarded by non-stop information. Some is trustworthy; some is not. Some honours God; much does not.
In Ephesians 5:15-17 Paul writes: “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”
At the risk of being crass and cumbersome, if we fill our time with dumb things don’t we just end up being dumber?
Don’t be foolish. Understand what the Lord’s will is.
What would happen if we were to remove some of the junk from our mental inputs and replaced them with…
Quiet… or rest… or scripture… or praise music… or prayer…
Wisdom is in the Lord and his ways.
Are we making a habit of tuning into the right frequency?
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.
–*T.S. Eliot. Choruses from The Rock, chorus 1, lines 15-16.