1Cor.7.35I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.
Col.2.23These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.
1Tim.1.4nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith.