There is no formula for following God and ultimately, every Christian should not follow the written word over the Spirit because the Spirit is dynamic and for every situation, where as the word cannot be. For instance, the apostles were called by God to go into all nations and preach the gospel (the call). But if they locked into the call instead of the spirit, they could’ve been killed. In Acts 16:6 you can see the spirit of Jesus told them NOT to preach (by the Spirit). So the point is, in all things be led. And while the bible is true, it also presents some examples, including Moses, Paul and Jesus himself, who stood up against tyranny, oppression, abuse, and far less toxic, control. But they did that with God and by God’s leading. Who wants to go into the Lion’s den without Him? Paul’s spirit was provoked when arguing with the Greeks but he was led to do that. Moses followed God and deified Pharaoh. And Jesus was always in the Spirit and was highly critical of certain religious leaders/religious spirits. But each time they were following God. And so should we. We are called as believers in all things to follow what He says and live by this principle: If the Spirit is silent, using the word as a guide, follow your call and your godly principles. But when the presence comes, like the cloud by day and the fire by night, follow Him and Him alone.