The holy Scriptures . . . are
able to make you wise.
—2 Timothy 3:15
On the grounds of Ashton Villa, at 2328 Broadway in Galveston, Texas, a statue of General Gordon Granger commemorates the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, officially ending slavery in Texas.
Texas slaves were the last to know. General Granger’s reading of the Proclamation occurred on June 19, 1865, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln had issued it on January 1, 1863.
News traveled slowly in those days.
Today, with the press of a button, you can access “breaking news” from around the world in real time. Keep pressing buttons, and you can connect to your entertainment of choice, without leaving your recliner.
It’s a meddling question—but I’m going to ask it anyway: do you spend more time staring at the screen than you do perusing the Word of God?
The “Off” button on your handheld
is often your wisest choice.