It’s our responsibility to validate every statement we hear to ensure it lines up with the Word of God.

The reason why we want to validate statements in the Word of God for confirmation is to know where our faith should lie. If we hear a statement that sounds good, but not biblically accurate, we’ll believe something that’s untrue.

For instance, if we believe sickness is the will of God, we’ll suffer in life not knowing it’s God’s will that we be and remain healed and whole (Isaiah 53:5; Luke 17:19). God doesn’t want us to suffer, but to have an abundant life (John 10:10).

If we believe God took our loved one, that may bring some of us comfort, but for others, that same statement can make someone else upset with God. God doesn’t take or kill His children. By being led by the Spirit, we’re meant to have a long satisfying life (Psalm 91:16). Just FYI… a long life is 120 years (Genesis 6:3).

Don’t waste time and energy believing something that’s not true. Look in the Word of God for yourself to ensure statements made by any believer or minister is true.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good.