Isn't it true? We preachers are always saying, "Listen up!" Why? Because we so want you to hear the instruction of God's Word, and therefore, live by it. But today's exhortation comes from Proverbs 19:27, and that is to cease from hearing instruction. Here's the verse, "Cease, my son, to hear instruction that causeth thee to err from the words of knowledge."
In this blog, I'm actually saying listen up so learn when not to listen up!
God's Word is never to be avoided. He hath the Words of LIfe. Run to It, and "taste and see that the Lord is good!" David proclaimed that the Words of God were sweeter than honey unto his mouth. I ask you, are they that sweet to you? So sweet you crave it above any other delicacy this life has to offer? Live by the truths of the Word of God, and find true peace in Christ.
Sadly, there are other types of instruction out there. Specifically, there's the intruction that "causeth thee to err from the words of knowledge." Whether someone gives you information who was misinformed, or if someone intentionally misleads you for selfish gain, we must be careful to live by only that which is godly knowledge. There are so many voices out there that are pulling us away from the voice of Truth. Get in the Word of God, and begin listening to the true voice.
Preacher, how do I know what type of instruction is bad? You are asking the wrong question. You see, when people study to know a counterfeit bill they do not study all the counterfeits in the world - they study the real thing. My exhortation to you today is this - GET IN THE WORD, AND "STUDY TO SHEW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD..." for It is the real thing! Know the Bible, and you will know any erring instruction that attepts to take residence in your brain, and, therefore avoid it!
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