Open-mindedness of the Bereans
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.”This is such a beautiful verse and also a beautiful quality to possess. The people in Berea received the Word with openness of mind. They searched the Scriptures daily to see whether those truths preached by Paul were true or not true. We should teach our converts to seek the Lord and to get into the Word of God on their own. Our spiritual children should not be overly dependent upon us for all their answers. Isaiah 54:13 promises: “All thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.” This is something to covenant with God for—that God Himself would teach our children. Actually, they are God's children, not ours. Paul was not afraid to have the Bereans searching the Scriptures. This is what makes them strong,
although we must help them at first.
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