Being Noble Minded:

Would you not consider it a good thing to be called noble minded by our Creator? A wonderful thing maybe? The Bible records that some were referred to that way; And by teaching us about them, the Bible gives insight as to how "we" might be considered Noble minded by Jehovah God. Christ set us a pattern in teaching people: As Jesus taught, he would often say "it is written," or "again it is written;" even as he himself quoted from the Bible (from the Hebrew scriptures or Old Testament) as support for what he was teaching. Jesus used the term "it is written" about 25 times in the four gospel accounts. He used it 3 times in the first 10 verses of the 4th chapter of Matthew. (Satan there used the term as well; as he misapplied scripture.) The other Bible writers also used the term, showing their faith in the Bible.

Later, as Christ's followers were teaching others, (just as Jesus had taught them to do,) the Bible specifically mentions a group they were teaching who were from Beroea. The Bible calls those Beroeans "Noble minded." At Acts 17:11 of the American Standard Version, we read: "Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, carefully examining the Scriptures daily at to whether these things were so."

What made those individuals from Beroea "Noble Minded" in God's sight was very simple: They listened to what Jesus's followers had to say about truth, and then they compared what those teachers said with the Bible itself. They "proved" for themselves it was really so. They could be sure their faith was built on the truth of the bible. It was (and is) the only way to be noble minded! How wonderfully simple and beautiful. There are no secrets and there is nothing hidden, it is plain for all to see and take advantage of. (Mark 4:22-23) The Bible puts it this way: "the good news of the kingdom is like a treasure hid in a field, which when a man finds he goes and sells all he has in order to possess that field." (Matthew 13:44) It is not just for the rich or glorious, it is equally for all. Jesus demonstrated what his kingdom would do for mankind when he would come back as king. (Matthew 4:23) . . ."Then he went around throughout the whole of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news of the kingdom and curing every sort of disease and every sort of infirmity among the people." Jesus also taught the finishing up of the work of preaching about that "good news about the kingdom" would lead to his bringing an end to the horrible system mankind has been living with since Adam and Eve sinned. (Matthew 24:14) ..."And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come."

Our desire and our goal is: First to become noble minded persons by proving our faith is built on Bible truth! Secondly, to share the Bible's truth with others. In doing so, we want to learn all we can about how that kingdom is impacting, or is going to impact, our lives. We want to learn when it might do so, or if it already is. You might take note to understand the term Doeg as well, since being a Doeg might be considered opposite the goal of being noble minded.

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