(Proverbs 13:10 KJV) Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
Have you ever tried to “counsel” (3289) someone who has an attitude? As I think about that I begin to wonder how many times have people tried to open my eyes to reality and I would not listen because I knew I was right. Even when I am being “open” to what others have to say, in my heart I am impervious.
Sometimes that is necessary. To waiver on Biblical truth is the first step to decay. Some things are so clear that we don’t need to listen to the sophistry of evil. For instance, homosexual marriage. The Bible is clear. There is no wiggle room. It fits in the same category with those who claim to be Christian and are sexually involved before marriage. Sin is sin.
The key is knowing what is Biblical truth and what is tradition. That takes a familiar grasp of the Word and the right friends.
So? They say, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.” Unfortunately we are often throwing out the clean baby so we can keep the dirty water. Have a care.