There are many great things about the world of Blog. One advantage of the Blog is instant publication. Another is that we have unlimited space to put down our thoughts. Actually, space is a little more constricted for some bloggers (coughstevehayscoughgenebridgescough), but these are the exception.
There are many who bloggers who have something to say that we all need to hear, some who have something that some need to hear, some who have some certain things that some need to hear, and others (like me) who like to hear themselves talk. (Right now in my mind I am saying to myself, "Everyone needs to read this!")
Which brings me to the meat of what I want to say to all of us who are not in that first category of bloggers who have something to say that everyone needs to hear (We know who we are and is that a run-on sentence?). The message I have for us all is this, "Have a little humility and be teachable."
It never ceases to amaze me how many times I have seen a blogger with some far out interpretation of a text hold onto that interpretation no matter how ridiculous it is proven by others to be. The problem, in my opinion, goes back to the instant publication thing. It seems that we say things before we think them through, and then, for fear of a perception of weakness, feel compelled to defend our ridiculous statements no matter what.
There is one blogger I am thinking of who goes around to every blog, spewing out his/her ridiculous notions on the Gospel, only to have them totally destroyed on every blog, and yet this blogger grows more determined to salvage his/her 'gospel' and force it down everyone else's throats.
This isn't a bunch of post-modern mumbo-jumbo here. Au contraire! Defend truth! Love the Word of God! But have a teachable spirit as you do. We all have blind spots. We are all at different points in our sanctification. Read James 3:2.
Furthermore, some people know more than me! You knew that, but I needed to be reminded, and now I will remind you, there are those who know more than you. Listen to those who have clearly progressed further than us in the Christian life, both in the truth and deeds. Comment on their blogs. Ask the hard questions. Tell them what you think. And then listen to what they say and judge it by Scripture. You might learn something. I know I have.