An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Knowledge Is Power

(Proverbs 24:5 KJV)  A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

Here is a foundation for the idea that “knowledge” (1847) is “strength” (power NASB) (3581b).  That goes back to Francis Bacon in the 16th century.  With the rise of modern computers and internet searches we have seen this in a new age of data.  The one who knows what is happening can make better plans and investments. 

This has a different support.  The differences are in the content of the knowledge, the source of the power and the results.  Obviously Proverbs is concerned with the world around Solomon.  The advice given is useful in how you live your day.  What is not obvious to some people is that these daily decisions have eternal consequences.  To the average pagan telling the truth might lead to more trust and increase their business results but can be cast aside if the rewards are big enough.  For the Christian the result of lies is the lake of fire.  That lake burns up your excuses and rationalizations as well as you.

So?  Knowledge is power.  Too much power can burn out your circuits.  Make sure you go for the right type of power. 

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