“You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings.” 1 Corinthians 7:23
We can unwittingly become slaves to other people’s teachings or traditions. Some use their authority and influence to present their arguments in persuasive ways. If we are young in the faith or aren’t familiar with biblical teaching we’re easily led astray. The Bereans are described as “noble” because they “received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true” (Acts 17:11). Likewise, we check what we hear against the Scriptures so we aren’t deceived.