Useless Information

close up photo of an aluminum foil

So, even useful and good information if not used becomes useless in the hands of those ignorant and unwilling to use it.

I need a file folder marked Useless information in order to keep this information from infiltrating the important information. I’ve used my useless information as conversation starters because often it’s interesting, but ‘If you can’t do anything with the data, it’s never going to be information.’

For instance, Virginia Hall was an American journalist in Paris who made it on to the Germans’ most-wanted list during WWII for her ability to help in the French underground.

She had a prosthetic limb (which she named Cuthbert) that she would hide information in. When she became a wanted person, she would disguise herself as an old woman with a cane and sit on the train station platform tripping German soldiers as they passed.

You see how it works, unless I can use that information, although it is interesting, it will remain useless.

And here’s another thing we will acknowledge *When you do something that everyone else is doing, you’re likely to get what everyone else is getting. Or as we many times say, keep doing what you’ve always done and you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.

This is also useless information if when you see this you smile, nod, and go back to doing what you’ve been doing and getting what you’ve always gotten. So, even useful and good information if not used becomes useless in the hands of those ignorant and unwilling to use it.

I’m wondering about this gem *It’s hard to have insiders if you don’t have outsiders. In my world, there are a lot of outsiders and very few insiders. Not only that but the insiders are dwindling…

Bible—at one time it meant Book of books. Now there are a number of different meanings. However, to me it will always be the Book of books. It gives us useful information, information on how to love ourselves and our neighbors as well.

As I’ve seen written lately, God has had a law in place for thousands of years that tells us how to treat one another and live on this earth. This is hardly useless information.

Now, of course, the problem is God can tell us how to do what needs to be done, but just as when we smile, nod, and go back to doing what we’ve always done, we will get nothing except useless information.

The scriptures can give us above all else heaven and salvation. It can give us peace, prosperity, goodness, and forgiveness. It can be a light to our path and a shield to our head, but if we don’t heed and do what it tells us we make it void and useless—for now.

Biblically speaking we can do nothing against God. As Jesus said to Saul/Paul on the way to Damascus, “Do you find it hard to kick against the pricks?”

(“Act 9:5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.”)

We can ignore God, we can kick against his Word and his will, but we only hurt ourselves. This idea doesn’t acknowledge that God as our heavenly Father loves and wants only our best. Yet, like an errant child, God will allow us our free will.

Ultimately, the most tragic thing is that not only do those who smile, nod, and turn away deny themselves the comfort in this life of the blessings from God, but what they reject now will judge them on the last day. This is hardly useless information either.

“John 12:

48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.”