Sunday school study guide on “You can't buy God's blessings”.
Read and study these verses carefully in a KJV Bible: Proverbs 11:4, Zephaniah 1:18, Acts 8:18-22, 1 Peter 1:18-19, 2 John 1:9-11.
You can see it everyday on TV. So many have been led to believe that money can buy blessings from God; that you can buy your way into Heaven, in other words, that salvation can be bought; that you can buy the Holy Spirit, etc. The above verses say otherwise. Have you ever heard your Pastor quote and explain these verses; I wonder why not? Most of those that beg for money never seem to get around to teaching God's word. Hmm? True teachers of Christ's doctrines do need support from us. If you hear someone say, all you have to do is just sow a seed (send them money) and reap a blessing from God, they are lying, it is a false teaching; I'll repeat, God's blessings are not for sale. The correct way to tithe is to support the teachings of God's true word (Christ's doctrines only). When you support the true teachings of God's word, many are helped by those truths. It is not a self-centered act helping only you; it helps many. This topic reminds me of an old saying, “A fool and his money are soon parted”.
How do you know if a teaching is false? See if it checks out in God's word; verify it, one way or the other (is it true or false?). God commands us to try the spirits, see 1 John 4:1. This responsibility falls on each and everyone of us; we as individuals must take action by verifying it one way or the other. Have you obeyed?
Study the entire Bible and learn God's truths; free yourself from man's false teachings; connect the dots. You'll be absolutely amazed at what is actually in the Bible. God commands us to study; see 2 Timothy 2:15 in a KJV Bible.