Those who add unto or take away from the Word of God are condemned by it in the strongest terms (Rev 22:18-19). They not only violate the 8th commandment but block the path to the City of Refuge, the Kingdom of Christ. I remember listening to a supposedly Christian radio presenter/preacher for years, but never being saved until (in God’s providential will) I heard the Word of God being faithfully and fearlessly preached by another.
The greatest care should be taken when handling the Word of God; for it was a godly man, Aaron, who facilitated false worship via the molten calf (Ex 32:4). As they brought in something else alongside true worship are we not in danger the moment we turn to a preacher, a denomination, a Bible version, a commentary, a blog or any other means to supplement or rival the inerrant God-breathed Word?
Dear heavenly Father, will I put my thoughts alongside your thoughts, my ways on a par with your ways (Is 55:8)? Will I lift up my eyes (Gen 13:10) and reason with my common sense, or will I go to the cross of Christ, the place of the altar and call on the name of the Lord (Gen 13:4)?
May these questions convict and return me to that never-failing, unquenchable, blessed Word, lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway (1 Cor 9:27).