Wednesday, July 19


Being on guard and having a knowledge and awareness of wind, slippery rocks, gravity, and most importantly body balance can keep a person from falling from a secure position. In a like manner knowledge is necessary in preventing a person from falling for false teachings, false religions, and cults…
The Barna research group does surveys in the United States to determine what Christians think about various subjects on Biblical and moral principles. On issues such as abortion, homosexuality, gambling, truth, marriage, etc. their research shows that a high percentage, and in some cases a majority, of professing Christians will espouse views that are unbiblical. They will be in accord with popular secular thinking but in direct opposition to Biblical teaching. The prophet Hosea said…. my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). In today’s culture, some people profess a love for Christ and a desire to sing and praise God but also express a total disinterest in gaining Biblical knowledge by studying or learning from preachers and teachers. Jesus said….If you love me, you will obey what I command (John 14:15). If a person is going to obey what Jesus taught, he must first know what he taught. This requires studying and acquiring knowledge. There are many passages in the Bible exhorting people to acquire knowledge. Paul said….Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will (Romans 12:2). The WWJD bracelets are popular in today’s culture. What would Jesus do in this or that situation is the message that the bracelet conveys. A person trying to determine WWJD can either rely on speculation and imagination or he can rely on knowledge. The importance of knowledge is shown extremely well in (Hebrews 5:11-14).

No comments: