Lack of Knowledge

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

“Knowledge is power,” was the conclusion of Sir Francis Bacon. Born in London in 1561, his career flourished after James I became king of England in 1603. He held several important positions, including Lord Chancellor.

Much of Bacon’s success resulted from his extensive knowledge. He has been described as having “one of the most powerful and searching intellects ever possessed by man.” His knowledge enabled him to take advantage of opportunities and fulfill more of his God-given potential.

This aspect of Bacon’s life, reminds us of a truth in the spiritual realm: God offers great riches, power, and blessings to all people. Indeed, the Bible tells us that eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him (1 Corinthians 2:9). Yet many Believers fail to experience this vast potential because of a “lack of knowledge.”

No matter our level of spiritual maturity, there is much more that God can teach us. To begin to grasp His riches, we need to immerse our lives in His Word, as well as deepen our personal relationship with Him. We must walk by faith and believe that His promises are true.

As God told Hosea, He already has provided answers and guidance through His knowledge. When we ignore His Word, we won’t experience complete peace and rest, fulfillment and meaning, joy and satisfaction. We won’t receive the answers we need. Lack of knowledge can fuel disappointment. Without God-centered knowledge, we easily can seek the wrong goals and draw the wrong conclusions.

Today, think about the promises of God, and realize they are true for you! Read His Word. Declare His truths. Seek Him. Don’t be content with less than all He has prepared for you. Be willing to believe that His Word really is true.