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If A Tree Falls

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Philosophy is great. Reasoning and critical thinking skills are are valuable assets to have in life.  Philosophy can also prevent us from understanding the fullness of God, or even knowing him at all.  Some intellectual questions we ask ourselves are just plain silly.

  • If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around does it make a sound?  God is always around and He hears everything.
  • What came first, the chicken or the egg?  Scripture tells us God made the animals first.
  • Who get tossed from the lifeboat.  God does not permit us to determine the value of a person.  He does not make one person more valuable than another.

One of my passions in life is to help people find there purpose in life.  One can not find their true purpose focusing on inconsequential issues.  While the questions above are among the silliest questions about life are you concerning yourself with similar faith stealing questions?  I hope not.

Matthew 6:25-34

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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