2 Timothy 2:23
But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do engender strifes.
I. UNADVISED AND UNLEARNED QUESTIONS ARE TO BE AVOIDED.
1. For the ground of them is not good: such spring either from curiosity or ignorance.
2. The fruit therefore will be bitter; for nothing profitable.
II. SIN IN THE FIRST CAUSES IS TO BE PREVENTED. What of less motion or power than a word — a question? yet such of all men are to be regarded.
III. THE CAUSES OF SIN ONCE DISCERNED ARE TO BE RESISTED, SHUNNED. Thou knowest that fond reasonings, unadvised disputings, beget quarrels, stir up strifes: therefore reject them, flee from them.
IV. FOOLISH QUESTIONS RAISE CONTENTIONS. It is a wonder to see what abundance of ill fruit one branch of fond reasoning hath produced. Like a bone cast amongst curs, an unlearned question will cause men to snarl, bite, and quarrel.
(J. Barlow, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.