Study to Show Yourself Approved
October 7th, 2006
If you are serious about God you will get serious about knowing the Word of God. If you do not know and understand the scriptures you cannot fully know the will of God for your life. Without the knowledge of God you cannot have wisdom, understanding or godly direction in your life. Look at these passages:
Proverbs 15:14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.
Proverbs 10:14 Wise people store up knowledge, But the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Proverbs 8:8-12 8 All the words of my mouth are with righteousness; Nothing crooked or perverse is in them. 9 They are all plain to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge. 10 Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold; 11 For wisdom is better than rubies, And all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her. 12 " I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And find out knowledge and discretion.
Proverbs 9:10 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Why does the Bible keep repeating the same principle over and over again? In Proverbs alone, we are instructed concerning knowledge 42 times. This does not include the times we are instructed to heed the words of His mouth, attain to wise counsel and other instructions that are based on knowledge. Without knowledge, you cannot understand faith or the heart of God. When the Bible speaks of knowledge, it is the knowledge of God and His word. In 2 Peter 1, we are instructed to be diligent to build our faith in order to succeed in the Christian walk. Faith is a gift from God. Once we receive this gift, we are instructed to add to our faith moral excellence, knowledge, self-control, patience, goodness, godliness, br ...
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