Rising Joy by Vicki Matheny
Do not treat prophecies with contempt. 1 Thessalonians 5.20
People react differently to the teachings that they hear. Some will accept what is being taught simply because of who is doing the teaching. Others will deny that same teaching for the same reason.
One has a responsibility to examine all teachings and compare them with the Bible. The Bereans were considered more noble than the Thessalonians because they would search the Scriptures to see if the things Paul was teaching were true, Acts 17.11. As a result, many of them believed Paul’s message.
The Scriptures are the guide to know who God is and what he wants of man, 2 Timothy 3.16. They are a light to illumine your path, Psalm 119.105. Paul told the Thessalonians to hold fast to what was good. At the same time, he warned to stay away from every form of evil, 1 Thessalonians 5.21-22. Do not accept something because of who is saying it unless it agrees with the Scriptures.