But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers
who delude themselves.
Who among you is wise and understanding?
Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable,
gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
James 3:13 and 17
Someone will say something about someone else, and we will believe her words. We hear about something that claims to meet our needs, and we try it for ourselves. A person will give us advice, solicited or unsolicited, and we are often inclined to accept that advice. A thought will come into our minds, and we will follow that thought.
Why are we so inclined to accept whatever we hear, read, or think? What makes us be gullible is that we do not regularly base our decisions on a standard. How do we know that the thing is good, or the advice is wise? We are gullible, we fall for things because we are wise in our own eyes. We think that we know what is best.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
We have to see if the advice or the thought follows a guide that does not change. The only guide that exists that will not change is the Bible. God knows what is best. He alone is all-wise.
Oh, the depth of the riches
both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!
Since the Bible is written by God, who is all-wise, we can be confident that He wrote exactly what we need to help us in every area of our lives. If we read it daily and read it over and over, we will understand how He intends for us to live.
so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men,
but on the power of God.
I Corinthians 2:5