I have an addiction for knowledge all my life. I know all children will go through a period of asking why? And it can get ignoring. Some children ask why more than others and I was one of those that just kept asking why! Why! Why! All the time. Even seeking knowledge about God can become a god. You have to watch and know what your true intentions are behind everything we do. Sometimes we think we are doing things for the right reason only for God to reveal to us that we are not and what our real intentions are.
Matthew 5:20. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachings of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
I find that verse unsettling, because it clearly says studying the word of God is not enough. You have to put it into action and then you are pleasing to God. I remember hearing of one person’s testimony about being in hell with Jesus and she saw a long line of people dropping into hell one after another with their bibles. I think it is a common problem amongst many people.
Everybody has different weaknesses, so I believe we are all just as guilty as one another in one way or another. One person isn’t greater than another and we all are welcome to come to Christ and made new. God has said that His people perish through lack of knowledge. So it is always a balance thing. This is where we need to pray about everything that we are in need of.
Don’t Rely only on Books
I have made a mistake sometimes by searching for answers that I needed to know about how to handle desperate life situations from books only. Books are great but we need to go to God first and ask Him to give us the answers we are in need of and then see how God wants to answer us. I have said often, one of the things that I love God about the most, is that you can be so honest with Him, and He will always help you. The truth is you can’t hide anything from Him anyway and He is so kind and a loving Father that we don’t have to be afraid approaching Him, whatever we are dealing with.
I use to ask God questions when I was young and then open the bible up and where ever the page opened up and my finger landed I would read, and I very rarely didn’t get an answer to my question. Then after a time I started to read the bible the wrong way. Every time I read how God would punish the wicked, Satan would put it into my mind that God was talking about me. Long story short I got very sick because of it and my mother told me to put the bible away for a year, which I did and it happened to be good advice for me. So there is a right and wrong way to read the holy bible.
Sensitive people are always very conscious of their sins all the time and if they are not strong in their faith that they are saved by the blood and sacrifice of Jesus, they are an easy target for Satan to convince them they are going to hell for eternity instead of heaven. So if that is you, I would write out all your favourite passages of the bible that clearly lets you know if you put your trust in your saviour you are saved. And then pray and declare it over and over again. When you do that don’t be surprise to feel God Spirit confirming it to be true within you.
If Satan can win you over because you doubt Jesus is your Saviour, you are believing in a lie. So you must ask all the time for God to enlighten you of all the ways Satan tricks you into believing in his lies. And keep praising God of all the blessings He has given you throughout your life. Praise is a powerful weapon against Satan’s lies. Wisdom, knowledge and understanding are all very important tools to fight Satan with. When you open your bible up to read, ask God to open your eyes and direct you to what He wants you to read with wisdom, knowledge and understanding. And then the ability to practise what He is showing you to do. God will always reveals His secrets to the humble never to the proud. We all have different levels of pride but if we love God, humility will always grow accordingly to how much we hunger for Him and desire to please Him.