Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
Proverbs 23:4 Do not overwork to be rich;
Because of your own understanding, cease!
Understanding God & Christianity (Core Biblical instructions)
What is understanding or knowledge?
Deuteronomy 30:11-20 , Ezekiel 18, & John 15 (see how these agree with each other)
Prayer - hearts & minds with God, temptation, (Prayer instructions)
Development - strategic use of our minds, hearts, strength, & soul
Both the New Testament & the Old Testament commands us to loving God with all of our heart, mind, soul, & strength. How well are we doing it? Could we do better? What is our plan? (Not having a plan is planning to fail)
Matthew 22:37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment.
We ought to do what the bible says, not just pieces of it that meets our convenient interest, but the central message of it that is repeated throughout it: - follow, obey, serve, seek, knock, listen, trust, believe, yoked, etc.
Faith in Hebrews - How much of ourselves do we give to serve God? Is our faith growing into the faith of Abraham?
Due to our own deceptive minds we ought to evaluate ourselves thoroughly and continuously to see how we are improving more and more into God's grace.