As Christians, we often turn to the Bible for wisdom and guidance. We study its teachings, memorize its verses, and strive to follow its commands. However, there are some warnings in the Bible that we may tend to ignore. But these warnings can have serious consequences if not heeded. In this article, we will explore 10 Biblical warnings that you need to stop ignoring.
Don’t Be Deceived
The Bible reminds us to be vigilant of false teachers who will try to deceive us with their false teachings. Jesus warned His disciples, saying, “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves” (Matthew 7:15). Paul also warned the church in Galatia, saying, “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!” (Galatians 1:8). We need to be discerning and test everything we hear against the truth of God’s Word.
Don’t be Greedy
The Bible warns us against the love of money and the pursuit of wealth. Jesus said to His disciples, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions” (Luke 12:15). Paul also warned Timothy, saying, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” (1 Timothy 6:10). We need to be content with what we have and trust in God to provide for our needs.
Avoid Sexual Sin
The Bible reminds us to stay away from sexual immorality and impurity. Paul wrote to the church in Corinth, “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body” (1 Corinthians 6:18). The author of Hebrews also says, “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral” (Hebrews 13:4). We need to honor God with our bodies and avoid sexual sin.
Control Your Anger
The Bible warns us against anger and the danger of holding grudges. Jesus told His disciples, “But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment” (Matthew 5:22). Paul also told the church in Ephesus, saying, “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold” (Ephesians 4:26-27). We need to forgive others as God has forgiven us and not let anger control our lives.
Beware of Pride
The Bible warns us against pride and the danger of thinking too highly of ourselves. James warned, “But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble’” (James 4:6). Peter also warned, “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble’” (1 Peter 5:5). We need to humble ourselves before God and others and seek to serve others instead of seeking our own glory.
The Bible warns us against unforgiveness and the danger of holding onto grudges. Jesus warned His disciples, saying, “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” (Matthew 6:14-15). Paul also warned the church in Colossae, saying, “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you” (Colossians 3:13). We need to forgive others just as God has forgiven us.
Worship God Alone
The Bible warns us against idolatry and the danger of putting anything before God. The first of the Ten Commandments is, “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). Paul also warned the church in Corinth, saying, “Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry” (1 Corinthians 10:14). We need to worship God alone and not put anything else in His place.
Don’t Be Lazy
The Bible warns us against laziness and the danger of wasting our time and talents. Solomon wrote, “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest” (Proverbs 6:6-8). Paul also warned the church in Thessalonica, saying, “For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: ‘The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat’” (2 Thessalonians 3:10). We need to use our time and talents wisely and work hard for the Lord.
Believe in Jesus Christ
The Bible warns us against unbelief and the danger of rejecting God’s truth. Jesus warned, “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son” (John 3:18). Paul also warned the church in Hebrews, saying, “See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God” (Hebrews 3:12). We need to believe in Jesus Christ and trust in Him alone for our salvation.
Be Genuine in Your Faith
The Bible warns us against hypocrisy and the danger of pretending to be something we are not. Jesus warned His disciples, saying, “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven” (Matthew 6:1). Paul also warned the church in Rome, saying, “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things” (Romans 2:1). We need to be genuine in our faith and live out what we believe.
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