There are a few things I’d like to share. You don’t have to take my word on it, and you can learn the hard way, if you wish. Or not learn it at all, but consider this simply a public service.
The Spiritual takes precedence over everything else.
You can never find out spiritual reality by yourself. God reveals it. No matter how you work it, you do not have the capability or capacity to discover spiritual truth on your own.
Spiritual reality is not obvious. There are times when it seems absolutely contradicted by physical circumstance or appearance.
Spiritual knowledge is available to anyone regardless of their seeming abilities. Intellectual ability means nothing in this context.
Eventually your spiritual state will overshadow every other part of your life, for good or ill. Nothing is more important to pay attention to. It will catch up to you, somehow.
Non-Christians may simply dismiss this, or take offense, Christians always want scripture. Well, not always, but the more circumspect expect it.
Starting with #5:
And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
Psalm 23 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Matthew 18 1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
John 6 49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 13 13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.