1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, guard and keep the deposit entrusted to you! Turn away from the irreverent babble and godless chatter, with the vain and empty and worldly phrases, and the subtleties and the contradictions in what is falsely called knowledge and spiritual illumination.

We’re living in a society where people are constantly searching for the latest greatest newest thing or idea. Cell phones, cars, and electronics are looked down upon because they were released last year. This quest to discover something new has impacted some of our beliefs. In return, some of us are leaving our “old” Bibles behind.

When so called “new” revelation is discovered in books or historical texts, it can be enticing. For some, it’s like discovering buried treasure. If one is not grounded in the Word, that person will be tempted to study more from those historical texts than the Word of God. And if one is not grounded in the Word of God, it can negatively impact our beliefs. People will go around thinking they know the “truth” and they’re more enlightened than others when in fact, they’re simply deceived.

The Word of God tells us to turn away from godless chatter, worldly phrases, and so called spiritual illumination. That doesn’t mean we can’t gain knowledge by reading historical texts, but if those texts contradict or attempts to nullify the Word of God, it would be in our best interest to turn away from such things.

Be mindful to know that everything that’s supposed to be spiritually enlightening is not heaven sent. Some things are created to distract us, get us off our course, and ultimately uproot our belief in the Word of God. Be grounded in the Word of God.