Noble-Minded (Acts 17:11)

Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily [to see] whether these things were so.

Acts 17:11

I love that The Bible praises the people in Berea for a healthy skepticism. They heard what Paul had to say and verified what he said against the scriptures he claimed to be quoting. When they found that what he said and what was written agreed, only then did they believe him. I would do well to emulate this behavior.

There are many alleged teachers in the world today; many who claim to preach Christ. Have I checked what they say against The Bible? What they claim; what I think is irrelevant if it does not jive with scripture. In short, my beliefs must be based on the firm foundation of scripture. Then I, too, may be noble-minded.


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