The Lord has put in place teachers and preachers that are there for us to listen to and learn from (Ephesians 4 v 11).
These people however should not be the final arbiter of truth.
That accolade should go to the Word of God.
In this verse we are told about people who were ready and willing to listen to teaching, but then went the extra mile in terms of learning (Acts 17 v 11).
They would study or search the Scriptures every day in order to know that what they were being told was the truth.
And this should be what we do today.
We have a proliferation of teachers with masses of material to listen to; we see many programs on Christian TV for example.
I hope that you know that not everything on Christian TV is truth!
Everything we see, read or hear should be checked against Scripture to ensure that it is true.
Everything you read in DIG should be checked against Scripture and everything you hear me speak about in a message should be checked against Scripture.
I would encourage you to be a “diligent” instead of “lazy” Christian in terns of how you deal with what you read, hear and see.
It is your responsibility to check what is and what is not truth, and using the Word of God as a yardstick can only do this.
Speak this out today….”Thank you Lord for your Word, and thank you that this is my anchor in my understanding of truth”.
Acts 17 v 11…..These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so