Acts 17:11 And Verifying What We Are Being Taught

Acts 17:11 reads "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." Obviously this is a highly approved example – intended for us to follow (Hebrews 6:12). The gospel is to be preached (Mark 16:15) and it is the responsibility of the listener (any listener) to examine what is said, comparing it with the scriptures to verify if it is really so. If it does concur with God’s word, it is our obligation to comply. If it does not concur, we are not to pay it any mind. Acts 17:11 teaches this verification process on our part is to occur regularly. And we have to possess enough courage to run counter to our parents, friends, anybody around us (Luke 14:26) if that is where the truth leads (John 8:32). Are we willing to do such? Are we studying God’s word as we ought?

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