I Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Paul writes Timothy and tells him that he better be cautious. He has to watch out because Satan will attack him. He must be cautious in his spiritual life. He must be careful not to fall into any of the traps Satan will be setting for him. Sexual, financial, prideful traps are laid for all buts especially men of God. Be careful.
He needed to be careful about the doctrine he had been taught. He needed to stay in right doctrine. He needed not to be carried about by every wind of doctrine. Popular doctrinal fads come and go. Get in the Bible. Read the Bible more than you read any books. Read the Book and examine books. Don’t read books about the Book.
Remember that commentaries are just a man’s comments about the Bible. All men have an agenda. If he is Lutheran, then look for a Lutheran tilt. None of us are as fair as we claim to be in approaching the Scripture. Do not be led astray. Sometimes the person with fewer books and more time in the Book will have a better doctrine.
If you read long enough and deep enough in one area you will accept that area. You can become a vegetarian or a flat earther, a person that still believes the earth is flat. You can become a member of whatever you study long enough and deep enough. So get into the Bible,
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