April 11, 2021


Hardly Berean


you called yourselves "The Bereans"

announced you would study carefully

judge each idea by the word of God

change your own ideas when corrected

your "when" may well have been an "if"

or even more truthfully, an "I doubt it!"

for when a better one than you spoke

a better idea than the idea you loved

you left it to languish, ignored, uncared

unconcerned that your unhearing ears

denied the God you claimed to serve and

made you more Pharisaical than Berean



The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. Therefore many of them believed, along with a number of prominent Greek women and men.


Acts 17:10-12


Hardly Berean
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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