Today as I read the Word, this stuck out to me:
"Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar" (Prov 30:5-6)
Which reminded me of this:
"See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ."
Which led me back to this:
"This is the way of an adulteress: she eats and wipes her mouth and says, 'I've done nothing wrong.'" (Prov 30:20)
I know my brain works in crazy ways sometimes - but can you follow my train of thinking?
God's word is perfect. It is truth and it stands on its own. We are not to try and change it, or add to it, or even "tweak" it to make it "better" or more acceptable.
And yet, there are those that will try. They will take the "hollow and deceptive philosophies" of this world and try to make the Word of God fit within those principles. They will try to make it more convenient or more palatable. But you can't because "'my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,' declares the LORD." (Isaiah 55:8)
And if we think that those who try to deceive us are just "of the world", we are naive.