True or False questions… Some students of mine love ‘em. You’ve got a 50/50 chance of getting them right even if you haven’t studied. Kinda like spinning a roulette wheel… might get ‘em right – might get ‘em wrong.
The students who do well on True or False questions though KNOW the answers! They studied!
This morning I read a passage that addresses the issue of “the true and the false”… And the fact is God doesn’t want us guessing on this issue. He wants us to KNOW the answer!! If we’ve prepared ourselves, if we’ve read, studied, and heeded His word there will be no reason to guess! We’ll be able to exercise discernment … we won’t be fooled! And on the issues involved it’s more than a grade that’s involved… it’s our eternal welfare that’s at stake!!
Here’s the passage that prompted all of this today during my time of “coffee with the Lord”…
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” (Matthew 7:15-23 NIV)
Take it from an ol’ prof… You don’t want to be guessing on this exam! You want to KNOW the answers!!