Psalm 119:160 (NKJV)
There are many sources that people get information from. In the past, people relied on newspapers, magazines, and radio or TV broadcasts to give them news and other information that was necessary. Today, people still use these methods from the past, and a vast number of modern methods that come to us through the Internet, to share news and information. But to be sure the things we hear are correct, we need a source to check what we hear, to know for sure if things we hear are right or wrong.
For Christians, and all the things we hear, how do we know for sure whether or not what we hear is true and accurate? Is it enough for us to rely on the person who is telling us something because they have some title or degree? Can we trust the accuracy of someone who seems to speak with authority and has many years of experience in Christian service? The answer of course is no, because if we want to know for sure what is correct, we must go back to the source of truth for us, the Bible.
God's Word is the truth and it is the reliable source for Christians in our life and service to God. No matter who tells us something, no matter how exciting it sounds, how we feel about something, or what our past experiences may be like, the only way to know for sure what is true is to consult the Bible and see what God has to say about it. It is wonderful that we have so many methods available to us today to bring us good teaching and preaching, but we must always be sure to check what we hear with God's Word to know for sure what is right or wrong.