Since truth is essential the gathering of facts is crucial. But we better be careful about the source of our information. Things are not always what they appear to be. Mark Twain made a good point when he said, “If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed”.
Man has been looking for knowledge and wisdom since the beginning and, if you remember, he didn’t get off to a good start (Gen. 3:1-6). As a whole we’re not doing any better today! Considering where Americans get their information it is no wonder that we are in such a muddled mess. Millions depend on people like Oprah Winfrey for advice and they are led astray. Listen to this nonsense from dear O’ Oprah about where to look for answers. She wrote:
Our real power comes from knowing who we are . . . and that begins with looking inside ourselves in silence. I’ve always believed you really need no gurus, no leaders, no guides—just yourself. You have all your own best answers. What you’re trying to find is already there. Be still and know it.
Now, if you are really ready for some facts here they are: “…the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps”.(Jeremiah 10:23); “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path”.( Psalm 119:105). Think about it!