Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. Do not add to His words Or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar. Proverbs 30:5&6
During the times I have failed, I remember that Jesus did not, and I have hope.
A wise man with a little knowledge, is humble with what he knows, and is a blessing to those who will listen.
A foolish man filled with knowledge, has pride in himself, but without wisdom is a danger to himself and those around him.
Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is supreme–so get wisdom. And whatever else you get, get understanding.
There was once a pastor of a church, whose wall in his office was decorated with awards and various degrees in theology; it was quite an impressive sight to see. He applied what he had learned, putting those years of education to use in teaching in a local church. Sometimes during his sermons, he would stop and say, “wait a minute folks; put a line through that verse, and make this correction,” or he would say, “strike that verse, that’s not true”. Often, he had to interrupt his sermons issuing strike-outs and corrections to verses, and he went on for many years doing this.
One day with a heavy heart, he went to pay a visit to a dying member of his church; someone who had been a member for more than ten years. As he lay there on his death-bed at the Regional Hospital, he held the dying man’s hand and said, “don’t worry old friend, trust in God and he will guide you through the valley of death.” The man looked at him with tears in his eyes and said, “How can I trust God when so much he has told us in scripture was wrong? I’m afraid because I don’t know what to believe anymore, and I don’t know if I can trust God if his word changes so much.”
Moral of the story: A false teacher is more destructive to a person’s salvation than the devil himself.
The rich will consider their own advice to be better than everyone else, and their sense of pride is as full as their bank accounts. A poor person is humble, and values the Godly wisdom everyone else chooses to ignore, filling their empty pockets with blessings from above. Proverbs 28:11 A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.