To know God’s Word is the most important thing in our lives. No doubt about it. But to know something and not do anything with it is a sad state of affairs. Many stories have been told about the person who gained all kinds of knowledge, but never did anything with it. You can study something extensively, but until you act, nothing is accomplished. Seems like an obvious statement, but it is still true.
I can study all about auto repair, read manuals, examine pictures and have an extensive knowledge of how automobiles work, even a particular type of automobile. I can learn about all the different types of tools that can be used to repair autos and how they are to be used. I can learn all the settings for every part of the auto, but until I actually do something with that knowledge, no cars will be repaired.
The point is that once we have knowledge we must apply it to our lives or it is of little value. There is great potential, but until used, it does not benefit. When considering God’s Word, we can know all about it but if we do not demonstrate it in our lives, it profits me nothing. I have occasionally met people who knew a lot about the Bible, but did not practice what they knew. That knowledge did not benefit them.
Knowledge, when appropriately applied, leads to wisdom. Solomon said, “The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” Eccl. 12:13 Keeping means doing!
Be wise. Thanks for sharing my thoughts today!