Accurate Information… “He [Apollos] was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John.” Acts 18:25
Accuracy begins by being properly schooled and instructed, so you become a subject matter expert in the material you manage. Apollos was a student of Scripture, he examined the mind and heart of God expressed in Holy Writ and he allowed others to instruct him in the way of the Lord. He rightly divided the truth because he understood and applied the truth. “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (1 Timothy 2:15, KJV).
Have you gone to school on the subject you are seeking to master? Do you have a mentor to instruct you and hold you accountable? Excellent work requires you to be an apostle of accurate information. As you learn to love the details that matter, your work will matter more. Accurate information is extremely valuable because it is the foundation for which assumptions are built. Does your process protect you from displaying inaccurate information?
Confidence comes when there is clarity of facts and comprehension of the content. Doubt will dog you as long as the truth is tentative and details are left unaccountable. It’s better to thoroughly work on one project and get it right, rather than engaging in a flurry of activity with only futility as its outcome. “You must inquire, probe and investigate it thoroughly” (Deuteronomy 13:14a). Do I take the proper time to gather, comprehend and communicate accurate information? Do I steward data precisely and accurately?
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
September 23, 2020
Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – September 23, 2020 But the plant soon wilted under the hot sun, and since it didn’t have deep roots, it died. Other seed fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants so they produced no grain. Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, [...]
September 22, 2020
Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – September 22, 2020 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 Many years ago when I was a teacher, I watched from an upstairs window at the school where I taught as paramedics arrived within minutes to rescue a [...]
September 21, 2020