We must invest as much energy into understanding the messages as went into preparing them, regardless of the idiosyncrasies of those delivering them.
Only a converted person humbles himself before the truth, making a conscientious effort to follow the light of evidence, even to unwelcome conclusions.
God never accepts worship that comes from human reasoning and the traditions of man. The starting point for worship must always be God and His revelation.
Christians must seek God Himself and truly listen to what He says in His Word. Only then will they have the heart of wisdom to deal with today's challenges.
Our minds adapt to what we focus on. We can damage or even destroy faith through abuse or neglect. Without being refreshed in what He says, faith weakens.
God instructs us to be living sacrifices. Too many drag this change out over decades, thereby self-limiting the process of sanctification.