Scripture: Colossians 2:1-8
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.” 1 Timothy 4:1 (KJV)
Feedback: Consider the benefits of studying God’s word.
God's word can help shape our mindset and build up our faith in him but philosophy based on the wisdom of men contrary to the knowledge of God can ruin our faith. These principles are built after the tradition of men and the rudiments of the world rather than the word of God. Any philosophy contrary to the word of God is from the devil.
Scripture: Proverbs 3:1-12
“But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it." Luke 11: 28 (KJV)
God's words and principles are timeless truths that do not require any addition or subtraction. Be that as it may, some people are still not receptive and hardhearted towards the Word of God thereby making themselves impossible candidates for the blessings that lie within.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:8-18
“For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter 1:21 (NIV) \
The Bible is the word of God. It is his voice to help and direct us daily. The Bible is an absolute necessity for every believer because it contains everything he needs to be successful in every area of life. This book of wisdom is a detailed manual that contains lessons and instructions for living.
Scripture: Proverbs 3:1-12
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him,…” Romans 15:13a (NIV)
There are a lot of smart people everywhere in the world today but just how far can intelligence take anyone? Without total trust in God and surrender to Him, you can only get as far as your brain can comprehend but when you are backed up by the all-knowing God, there is no limit to what you can achieve. (Isaiah 46:10).
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
“Honour the Lord with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase;” Proverbs 3:9 (NKJV)
The general attitude of many when it comes to giving Tis to bring to God leftovers, after every other need has been met. This is wrong. Every other need, no matter how urgent and important in our consideration and circumstance should take second place after honouring God the giver of all things. Nothing should take God’s place in your giving order.
Scripture: Proverbs 8:17-30
“My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.” Proverbs 8:19 (KJV)
Everyone aspires to live the good life, including Christians. We all want to be rich, live in fine homes, drive good cars, marry and have beautiful children. These are legitimate and godly aspirations. What is critical is how you get the good things of life. To God, the end does not justify the means at all.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:17-21
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” 1 Timothy 6:17 (NIV)
Money is good and answereth all things. The Church needs money to expand, the Christian needs money to survive on earth, therefore, money itself is not the problem. The problem is the attitude of man towards it. People are ready to go to any length and even sell their souls to be rich.