Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. (Henry David Thoreau, 19th century American essayist)

Everyone has a belief system of some kind. Some believe in magic, horoscopes, or palm-reading. Others trust in education, research, and study. Thoreau emphasizes the importance of sticking to your foundational belief system and living it out. No doubt, that’s important, but the essential question must deal with the veracity of your worldview.

The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps (Proverbs 14:15). Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God (1 John 4:1).