Some truths excite us and comfort our hearts, while others can convict us and cause our flesh to rise up. If we are going to be protected from calamity and enjoy God's blessings, we must humbly hear and receive all that God has to say. We must beware of false teachers and false ways, and allow the truth to transform and purify us. How do we do this? Listen to the preaching of God's Word eagerly but with biblically informed discernment, and then hold fast to what is good! Our works certainly can't save us, but they do reveal the saving faith that only God can give.