Nothing New

History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. – Ecclesiastes 1:9

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“Have you read the last book by (supply name of famous person here)?” Or …

“Did you go to the last conference with (supply another name here)?” Or …

“Have you considered the program that was developed by (fill in the blank)?”

We live in the information age and sometimes it seems that there is no end to the information! Please forgive me, but at some point, don’t we need to stop reading the books, attending the events, and studying the next GREAT program. Could it just be time that we DID something?

I don’t think that the problem with our effectiveness is a lack of knowledge (unless it IS a lack of Bible knowledge). I think the problem is a lack of obedience. We don’t need new ideas. We just need to start obeying the ancient “ideas” of God.

Until we perceive the meaning of our past, we remain the mere carriers of ideas, like the Nomads. – Stephen Gardiner

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