(Pro 15:7 KJV) The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
How do you determine good preaching? Often we go with the popular approach, was it entertaining? Did the time pass quickly? Did I like the jokes? You can have all that and be listening to a fool in robes. Don’t get me wrong, I like all those things but when it comes down to it, has anything significant been said? I have heard it attributed to John Wesley that the purpose of preaching is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. You do that by passing on the content of the scripture.
So? Next time you hear someone preaching ask yourself if the Bible is being shared. Check the source material to see if what is being said is from God or from the psychology department. You didn’t bring your Bible? Then I guess the question is who is the bigger fool, you or the preacher?