Monday, March 17, 2014

God's Reminder to Stay Away From People With Corrupt Minds...

Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the Truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.  But godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.  And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.  But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.  But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, Godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.  Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.  1 Timothy, Chapter 6, verses 5-12.

God is reminding us to stay away from people who have corrupt minds or those who distort the Word of God.  There are some who feel the proof of being a good Christian would be having all the worldly possessions they want.  Actually, there are people who believe that way today.  They feel God would want them to have all types of nice things (possessions) and they actively pray for them.  I know someone who looks at a picture of her dream car each day and then visualizes God giving it to her.  I know God said that He would take care of our every need, but I don’t think that means we are going to eat steak and prime rib every night because we are Christians, and we aren’t guaranteed we’ll drive fancy cars.
In fact, a big portion of this passage talks about how a lot of Christians get caught up in trying to attain money, status and worldly possessions which corrupt them.  He says we are to be content with the food and the clothes we have, not visualizing ourselves being given fancy cars, high level jobs and lots of money.  The desire for these things could very well lead us astray.

Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.

This is a connection I've made from this Bible passage. Please share your connections.



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