Be careful on the rocky path (or beach) of life’s decisions.
“The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps.”Proverbs 14:15 ESV
Be careful what you accept as truth. Measure the claims of people by the whole counsel of the word of God. Just because someone is well meaning and has a good reputation and has been convinced of X, doesn’t make it right or true.
Many false or incomplete teachings are spread, not because they are biblical theologically, but because so-and-so said it was so or they saw or heard this or that from X, Y or Z.
There are few arguments (especially today) greater than this for being a regular student and reader of a broad spectrum of scripture. Knowing God deeply and widely is the source of true wisdom.
To focus too tightly in one section of the Bible for too long (such as the prophets – to “hear prophetically” or the epistles – “because I want to discern truth”) is to ignore the story of God in the historical books or the beauty of God in the poetry or the magnificence of Christ in the Gospels. Reading broadly informs the heart and mind.
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Be ever growing in your knowledge of Scripture, it will keep you from extremes of the rocky path (or beach)