The day after I commended the newly-found Nice Deb blog (at least new to me) and had referenced Rhymes with Right as the source for this find, I saw a reference to something that I really need and really do not need while I was reading each of these sites. That is, because I love to find out the newest ideas trending on Twitter, I really need Bad Blue. However, due to the fact that I currently have a 40-hour job, another blog to populate, a son who often needs help with homework, and a balance of 46 published/139 incomplete postings — I really do not need this resource. Nonetheless, in a world where the truth matters and blogs are blooming daily, Bad Blue provides an automated (that is, 24/7 without editorial input — other than the article being tweeted) news feed.
Therefore, this is a great resource for those trying to look at all sides of the world and give a fitting answer.
Bible Input Regarding Listening
Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. (Proverbs 13:20 NIV)
The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. (Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV)
I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. (Matthew 10:16 NIV)
Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. What a man desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar. The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble. The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth! Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge. He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace. Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil. Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools. (Proverbs 19:20-29 NIV)
Bible Input Regarding Your Own Bible Study
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 NIV)
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, (1 Peter 3:15 NIV)