Acts 17:11 (NKJV)
Whenever I see something on the Internet or hear something that someone claims to be true, and especially if it seems a bit odd, I always want to check its accuracy. How can I know that this thing is really true? I would rather do a thorough check on something than just to accept what someone claims to be factual. In the past people could make outrageous claims or say things that were hard to prove as to whether they were true or false. Today almost anything someone says can be researched through various websites and search engines to see how accurate those things really are.
Over the years I have heard many things that people claim to be in the Bible itself or Bible based that had no basis in the Bible at all. No matter who it is that tells us about what the Bible has to say we need to check it for ourselves and not just blindly accept everything anyone says as actually being from the Bible. This is what we see in Acts 17 where it talks about the people of Berea. These people did not just accept whatever they heard, they searched the scriptures to see if it was so. That is a great example for us to follow.
Too many Christians do not know much about the Bible and what it actually says, that is very sad but it is also easy to fix. Today Bibles are easily available and we can search the scriptures for ourselves as the Bereans did. We don't have to just listen to other people to know what the Bible says. We can read and study the Bible for ourselves and check to see if what we hear is really Bible based. Doing this will enable us to have a solid foundation of the Word of God in our life and this will help us to live the victorious Christian life that God has planned for us.