2Tim 3:10-11, 10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, …
Reckless faith seeks spiritual truth apart from Scripture. We don’t reason our way to truth. We take Scripture as the foundation on which all reason (doctrine) is built. Paul, in writing to Timothy, reminds him of his careful study and of his approach to life, he starts with “my doctrine” (teaching) as a priority. It shaped, as he continues in verse 10, his “… manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions,…”.
Proper biblical theology is a good thing (the study of God’s Word). It is digging into God’s Word to discover what He has revealed about Himself (revelation). We must first learn to know Him (theology) before we can love Him. In loving Him, we can desire to imitate and obey Him. This desire leads us to strive to avoid both false doctrine and ungodly practices. We become grounded in our knowledge of God’s Word as the foundation of our manhood and become firm in our refusal to accept anything unbiblical.
A man of God who is to lead and protect his wife, children, and the body, must be biblically sound, embracing the doctrine of Christ as his.
Titus 2:6-8, “6 Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, 7 in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, 8 sound speech that cannot be condemned, …”