Anything apart from the Words of Jesus are not profitable. It is His Words of Truth conveyed by the Holy Spirit into our soul and spirit which is the very essence of life itself.
John 6:63 (AMP) - "It is the Spirit Who gives life [He is the Life-giver]; the flesh conveys no benefit whatever [there is no profit in it]. The words (truths) that I have been speaking to you are spirit and life."
Stick with what works.
The antagonist to this results in dismal failure. Even when we sometimes think we are speaking and acting for God.
Look at Harold Camping (again). Think he learned anything from last Saturday's embarrassing failure?
Nope. He's right back on the horse this morning recalculating and resetting the dates. He claims he was off by five months. *sigh*
I'll agree with him partially. He is "off".
Only what Jesus says matters. He tells us that anything the flesh conveys is of no benefit whatsoever. Our true benefit and profit comes directly from Jesus.
I don't know why that is not good enough for folks sometimes. It's as if there is a need to measure what Jesus says up against the really smart guys. All that does is dumb down the gospel. The "smartest" guys in the world have blown it often. The best expert in quantum physics is probably a spiritual infant. All his intricate knowledge of the physical world (physics) will not translate him to the Kingdom of Heaven.
In the long run what saves you? Niels Bohr's Copenhagen Interpretation, or Jesus Christ? Knowing and teaching quantum mechanics might put bread on your table, and it might even give you notoriety. It won't however, give you LIFE. So in the end the flesh was of no benefit, it proved unprofitable over the long haul.
I say stick. Stick with what works. Only Jesus works in the truly important matters of life.
Keepin' it Real,
Pastor Kevin <><