Gift of Knowledge

1 Corinthians 2:8

None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Wisdom and knowledge are closely intertwined and some may even consider them the same thing.  Wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord while knowledge has to do with understanding Him.  When we fear God we make our wise decisions based upon who we know Him to be.

The religious leaders of Jesus’ day were witnesses to prophecy being fulfilled in front of their eyes.  Jesus even declared this as it was being done.  But because they were not wise, God did not grant them the knowledge to understand what was going on.

But while knowledge is good, it is no good unless it is put to use.  We can know lots about God but only when we act upon that knowledge are things accomplished.

We may know God wants us to trust Him.  We may know God wants us to fulfill the Great Commission.  We may know God wants us to forgive others and love our neighbor.  The question is “what are we to do with such knowledge?”

Knowledge is great, but just like every other gift, we can’t hoard it and keep it to ourselves.  We need to put that knowledge into action.

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