(Pro 9:15 KJV) To call passengers who go right on their ways:
Let’s assume for a moment that we are part of those who are trying to walk in righteousness. That is the group referred to at the end of this verse. Also assume that evil forces are trying to get us to listen to their sales pitch. Should we? I would say that we need to listen as long as it takes us to find out if they are a voice of righteousness or a voice of sin.
That is going to be different for each of us. If you are well versed in scripture it might not take you long to pick up the twists of the lies. It might even be necessary to listen longer because you are trying to understand them so you can defend against them. Each of us is going to have to decide what we can handle. I am trying to work through the Koran again because I want to understand Islam. At the same time I quit reading a commentary on Isaiah that was written by a lock step Calvinist. The difference is that the Koran is not being read for spiritual enlightenment and the commentary was. I assume I can’t trust the Koran. I can’t afford that in a commentary.
So? We can’t shut the world out but we can filter what gets our attention. Following the Living God means having a living brain.