August 20, 2015
My interviewee, a very intelligent and well-read man, told me his two favorite people of all time were Thomas Jefferson and St. Paul. He said, “Do you know what is written on Jefferson’s tomb?” I admitted that I didn’t and before he could share the famous quote I said, “But, I can tell you what the Apostle Paul wrote!” He was somewhat startled, but recovered and we both laughed. I have to admit the confidence boost I received from that brief exchange was neat. Most of us do not give ourselves enough credit for our continuing education in the Word of God. “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Tim 2:15 NIV).