You have probably heard the old saying, “Curiosity killed the cat.” It is folly to endanger ourselves to satisfy our itch to know. Today’s devotional explains. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 119:37Psalm 119:37 English Standard Version (ESV)
37 Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things;
and give me life in your ways.
“When certain false doctrines are being preached, there are some people who are very anxious at once to know what they are. They are curious to see and to know everything; they would be much wiser if they would pray with David, ‘Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity.’ If you can read a tainted book that denies the inspiration of the Scriptures, and attacks the truth of God, and if you derive any profit from it, you must be a very different being from myself. I have to read such books, I must read them sometimes to know what is said by the enemies of the gospel, that I may defend the faith, and help the weaklings of the flock; but it is a sorry business.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1897), p. 280]