10 As soon as it was dark, the brothers and sisters sent Paul and Silas on to Beroea. When they arrived, they went to the Jewish synagogue. 11 The Beroean Jews were more honorable than those in Thessalonica. This was evident in the great eagerness with which they accepted the word and examined the scriptures each day to see whether Paul and Silas’ teaching was true. 12 Many came to believe, including a number of reputable Greek women and many Greek men. 13 The Jews from Thessalonica learned that Paul also proclaimed God’s word in Beroea, so they went there too and were upsetting and disturbing the crowds. 14 The brothers and sisters sent Paul away to the seacoast at once, but Silas and Timothy remained at Beroea. 15 Those who escorted Paul led him as far as Athens, then returned with instructions for Silas and Timothy to come to him as quickly as possible. (Acts 17:10-15, CEB)
When Paul and Silas went to Beroea, the Jews there listened to what they had to say, and then they looked at the scripture to see if what Paul and Silas were preaching was in line with the Bible. How many of us do that?
Well what if it is a new interpretation, as Paul and Silas were giving? There would still be clues in the scripture that what was being said that was different was in line with God’s word.
We need to examine the scriptures and know them so that we know when someone is preaching the word of God or leading us astray.
Know the word of God and examine it. Make it a part of your day.