“Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law.”
One of the most spiritually dangerous places in the world is the American Bible Belt. Inoculation to the gospel, the self-help gospel, and the health and wealth gospel all are very popular. However, these are all false ways that we are supposed to put far from us. But, how are we to know what’s true? These things all sound good, and often have bible verses woven in.
We need to ask the Lord to teach us His law. Studying God’s word in the context of the entire whole of scripture as well as the entire passage is extremely important. Pulling individual verses out of context to suit our needs is very common, and many popular teachers today do this.
Here is a quick test to see if what you’re being taught is true. If the “Christian” church or the “Christian” teacher you follow promises a better life now with no suffering, you need to run away as fast as you can. This is not a concept found anywhere in scripture, and what you are being fed by this person is simply false.