From a now closed thread it has been implied twice now that the Scripture stating "where a person's money is, is where the heart lies" is in regards to those who pay for formal theological training are being more obedient, are the true scholars, and are the ones who can find true doctrine while not doing so means you are just "trying to get by", disobedient and lazy in their desire and search for biblical knowledge and truth. Are the doctors indwelt with the "medical spirit" while uncle Bob is not? It has already been pointed out comparing a spiritual matter with physical fails. So will I...but that is not what this is about, is it? It's about 2 believers who study and have a desire in doing so, but one with "formal" training as opposed to one who does not. Complete strawman...and bologna for the following reasons. First, you completely rip that verse from context. Second, you are putting a monetary value on something spiritual. Third, it has been repeatedly stated it is NOT about the person with the "I can get by..." mentality. Fourth, what one spends their money on does not equate to how much biblical knowledge they have. If a believer is supporting and giving according to how Scripture shows, they are free to spend the rest however they see fit and how the Spirit leads. Not spending it on expensive formal training does not mean the person is an "I can get by..." person you are labeling them with by spending their money on the things you list. Read Deut. 14. I take great offense to such a prideful mentality that biblical knowledge can and must be bought. Basically anyone who has been financially blessed should spend the majority on formal education regardless of calling by God and in order to understand correct doctrine.