1Cor 12:1-2 - Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.
James 1:19-20 - My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen , slow to speak and slow to become angry , for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
= How does the Deception Work in the Life of Christians?
James 1:13-14 - When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire , he is dragged away and enticed.
John 14:23-24 - Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me , he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching . These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
(3) They are Spiritual Blinds to themselves in Life.
Mt. 23:1-3 - Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you . But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.
Mt. 12:36-37 - But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken . For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Ps 40:6-8 - You take no delight in sacrifices or offerings. Now that you have made me listen, I finally understand — you don’t require burnt offerings or sin offerings. Then I said, “Look, I have come. As is written about me in the Scriptures: I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.” NLT.
How Can We Live with the Words of God in this world?