More is NOT better (9)

9. It prevents and perverts godly success.

God told Joshua in Joshua 1:8, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success” This is the only time the word “success” is in the bible.

God told Joshua that he would prosper and succeed by simply sticking with the book; plus nothing, minus nothing. And in fact, Joshua did succeed without any “modern revelations” or additions from man when he stuck with the God’s word. When Joshua did waver from God’s instructions in Joshua 9 by making peace with the citizens of Gibeon complete success was thwarted.

By adding to God’s word we teach the wrong things, we do the wrong things, we miss out on true, godly success and exalt those who have ONLY succeeded in the eyes of man.

Until next time,