One of the lessons I remember from history is when our teacher told us that the people long ago thought the world was flat. They thought that if you took off in a ship it would just fall off the ends of the earth.  They thought these things because they did not know.

It is our lack of knowledge that gets us into trouble over and over.

But when God gives us knowledge, we know it thoroughly, deeply, surely.

You see God knows “all things.”

John 21:17

17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.

John 16:30 30″ Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.”

He will, by his Spirit, tell us what to say.

Matthew 10:19-20 19 But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, 20 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

Luke 12:12 12 “for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.”

Even on the cross, Jesus said, “they do not know”.

Luke 23:34 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[a] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

Without knowledge we lose our way.

Proverbs 19:2 Desire without knowledge is not good—
    how much more will hasty feet miss the way!

It is my most urgent prayer that you will know God.

Ephesians 1:16-23I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[a] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

 

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