True Knowledge

A Google search can reveal a lot. However, it isn’t always true. Nevertheless, this saying is true: don’t believe everything you hear. 

I wanted to know who said knowledge is power. According to Wikipedia it is commonly attributed to Sir Frances Bacon, but there is no known occurrence of this exact phrase in his English or Latin writing.

Is knowledge truly power? If the source is reliable, knowlege can be very powerful. Sound Biblical truths (or wisdom) will protect us. However, those who lead can reject this knowledge and lead others to reject it also.

We read in the book of Hosea that instead of warning people of their sins the priests encouraged sin and God rejected them as His priests. They had fallen into sin, forgetting what that they had despised.

“My people are destroyed because they have not learned. You were not willing to learn. So I am not willing to have you be My religious leader. Since you have forgotten the Law of your God, I also will forget your children.”

Hosea 4:6

We also read in the book of Timothy to stay away from those who argue against the truth. Paul writes that they use something they call “knowledge” But really it isn’t knowledge. They say that they have knowledge but they have left the true faith. 

These were false teachers who veered away from sound doctrine. They were leaning on their own understanding and pride, not a true knowledge of Christ. Therefore, their words were merely speculative philosophy.

Knowledge of God, found in the life and love of Jesus Christ, truly is power to those of us who believe and abide in Him. Don’t trust all knowledge or ministers. May we be be more nobel in character as the Berean Jews were and examine the Scriptures every day to see if what we’ve been taught is true.


Carefully Weigh and Examine

“My dear friends, don’t believe everything you hear. Carefully weigh and examine what people tell you. Not everyone who talks about God comes from God. There are a lot of lying preachers loose in the world.”

1 John 4:1(MSG)

“Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.”

Acts 17:11 (NIV)

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.

Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.”

Proverbs 3:5-8

15 thoughts on “True Knowledge

  1. Yes! Such wise words, my friend!This speaks so much to what we are seeing today, proving Ecclesiastes true: “there is nothing new under the sun”. Staying in the Word and knowing it for ourselves is so important. This seems to be the recurrent theme God is showing me lately everywhere I turn. It’s so cool the way He does that! Thanks for adding to the confirmation! Blessings! ❤

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    1. I’m so glad that it was confirmation for you, Marisa. It really is wonderful when God does that. It’s a very comforting and joyful feeling. Blessings to you as well, sweet friend. ❤

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  2. Thank you very much for sharing the spiritually uplifting post.Yes only the fear of the Lord is going to save humanity and that is the only knowledge and wisdom the world requires today,tomorrow and for years to come.Take care .Hallelujah.🌹🙏

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    1. You’re so welcome Francis. It truly is the only knowledge the world requires today, tomorrow and for years to come. You take care as well. Hallelujah indeed. 🌹🙏🙏🙏🙏🌹

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  3. You have made a lot of good points here. There is so much “knowledge” our there these days. We have to be careful what we consume and always seek the Lord and His Word for our true source. Many are false with intent. Others might accidentally say something that is untrue. It can be difficult to navigate sometimes. Thanks so much for sharing this insightful post!

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  4. False teaching – there is so much of it. The problem lies in relying on other sources to be your main spiritual source rather than the word of God.
    And just because something sounds intelligent it does not make it the truth.
    May we indeed be like the Bereans who carefully examined everything.
    Blessings Tina 💙

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  5. I agree with you, Tina; there is a lot of false teaching. I think your quote 1John 4:1 sums it up best “My dear friends, don’t believe everything you hear. Carefully weigh and examine what people tell you. Not everyone who talks about God comes from God. Amen! Have a wonderful weekend!💖✨🌻🌺

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  6. The loudest voices aren’t always right, they are just loud. Finding God’s truth ought to be simple, but it’s often covered up by the “noise” of this fallen world. You are wise to send us back to the Bible. God Bless!

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    1. Thank you David. His word is a lamp unto our feet. It should be simple. As simple as picking up a flashlight 🔦. May we always go to the true source of illumination: The Bible. ❤

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