What value do you put on knowledge? Is knowledge of high importance? Do you earnestly seek to continue to learn? How do you continue your learning? Do you read? Do you attend classes? Do you realize you continue to learn, even if not consciously?
By the time we have completed school, most of us are ready for it to be over. It comes at different times for each of us. For some it is at the end of high school, others a bachelor’s degree, and still others who finish a master’s or doctorates degree.
Formal education is one way in which we learn, but it is not the only way. We learn through on-the-job training, reading on our own, attending seminars, through professional classes, and even during our daily discussions. Our brains continually compile facts, statistics, and data. All of which we call knowledge.
But what good does knowledge do us? It is nothing more that data until we compile it into meaningful information. After that, for it to be truly worth anything, we must put it into action. We can be informed of an impending hurricane, but if we do nothing, continuing to stand in the way of the storm totally unprepared, we will be devasted.
It is no different with the Word of God. We must put it into action. Millions of people have heard of God, many of whom have read at least some portion of the Bible. But unless they put His Word into action in their lives, they might as well be standing on the beach when the hurricane lands.
Jesus tells His disciples they were given the secrets of the kingdom of heaven. We have, too. What are we going to do with them? If we do not put them to good use, we might as well not have them at all. Jesus’ apostles put them to good use, going about doing His work.
I pray we all put God’s Word to good use. I pray we decide to be prepared and to prepare others for Christ’s coming. I pray each one of us will not merely read God’s Word but meditate on it to better understand Him. Knowledge can be good. Information can be good. Putting information to work is good. Put God’s Word to good use.
Matthew 13:11 He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.”