So I sat down at the desk and opened the study. Started working through a passage in Exodus and ran across a topic that I wanted to explore. I use two versions of the same Bible study program, Logos 3 and Logos 4. I did a search in 3 that did not return the answer I wanted, so I repeated the search in 4 and got about 5,000 results, there are a lot more resources in 4. So I spent the next 30 minutes figuring out how to limit the search parameters. Along the way I thought of something else that I was curious about and did a couple of Google searches on that – totally unrelated to my study. When I opened the browser of course there was an article or two that caught my eye that “had” to be read on either Drudge or Fox, they were critical bits of knowledge, really earth shaking, life changing stuff – I can’t remember what they were about. So in the 4 hours I “studied” this morning - those important things plus countless other important thoughts that occupied my otherwise focused synapses, reduced my focus on the Kingdom to some percentage south of 50%.
It is not always like that. But it is always a battle. The enemy knows what will divert my attention from the Word and he is faithful to throw it at me. Sometimes I am better at fighting that battle than others. This morning, not so much. Someone once said that the good is the enemy of the best. This morning the best was bested by stuff that did not rise to that level.