Expand Your World

I am glad you have chosen to read this post. I value your time, I know you do. For that reason I try to write what is worth reading.

As a high school student I resolved I would never read another book as long as I lived. That was one of the worst decisions of my life. One of the wisest things I have ever done was to rescind that foolish thought. I want to be like Theodore Roosevelt who died with a book under his pillow. He was absorbing the ideas of others to the very end.

Stagnant minds bar the door to great adventure. You may never see some of the world’s most adventurous places, but you can go there through the eyes of a good author. From such a lofty scape you can see eternity.

A closed mind can never drink from the deep well of the great minds of all ages. Let them think for you, but don’t let their understanding elude you by closing the books of their insightful wisdom.

If you obtain a complicated mechanical device about which you know little, it is wise to read the instruction manual rather than frustrate yourself wandering around in the vast unknown technology needed.

Don’t swim around in the ocean of your unknown without benefit from others who have found islands of knowledge. Collectively we can know more and function better than we can alone.

Pages containing the insights of others can lead you into new mental realms. Grand vistas of insight await you with every page you turn. 

We human beings have been given an instructional manual regarding human life on planet Earth called the Bible, meaning “the book.” It has been given to us by the one who designed all human life, God. He gave it to us for the same reason the builder of your complicated mechanical device provided a how-to manual. He wants you to know how to live life to the best and get the most out of it.

There is this tag line in the Bible, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (II Timothy 2: 15) Study what is enfolded in the pages of the Bible that can help you understand and deal with the most complicated situations. Respond:

“Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.
Blessed are You, O Lord! Teach me Your statutes.
I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways.
I will delight myself in Your statutes. I will not forget Your word.” (Psalm 119: 11, 12, 15, 16)

Did you get it, teach me that I may meditate, contemplate, and delight?

Learn from others who are smarter on a subject than you. Is God smarter than you? Let Him take you on a voyage through time and eternity. All aboard!