Look at this verse as a question. Do the people you listen to speak with “excellent” (7991c) “knowledge” (1847) or do they just repeat the common mantra of the day? Think about what the talking heads on TV or the pretty voices on the radio have had to say to you. Now take a step back and actually think about what you heard. Does it match the “counsels” (4156) given by God? Is it more in line with what is politically correct?
I can’t scream this loud enough. We hear things and accept them without thinking. We hear quotes that we accept as true and never look them up. Think of all the quotes of Abraham Lincoln you have heard. Many of them never passed the lips or pen of Lincoln. Recently I was reading an attack based on a well known Bible quote. “Money is the root of all evil.” It was an attack on capitalism and those with money. The big problem is that the quote is inaccurate. The real quote is,
(1 Timothy 6:10 KJV) For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.It is our attitude that makes the difference, not the object.
So? Know the word. Know when it is adulterated. Know when people use it to lie. Don’t accept polluted advice. That goes double for what you read on the internet.