By P Chong
Originally Penned on Wednesday, 17 March 2004
“Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom . . . ” Proverbs 4:7
No one can claim to know enough. Knowledge is dynamic and is ever growing. Either you keep pace with it or you’ll lag behind. A recent survey revealed that two-thirds of the nation’s doctors are – two years behind the breakthroughs in their own field. Think what that means for their patients! If you’re too busy to learn – you’re too busy to improve; before you know it, you’ll be equipped to live only in the past. Think how much you need to learn every day just to keep ahead of what you’re forgetting! You’ve got to become a continual learner! One of the greatest obstacles to growth isn’t ignorance, it’s knowledge, for the more you learn, the more you think you know it all. You become unteachable and stop growing. Don’t let it happen. Listen to what God says about your personal growth.
- “Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; . . . Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” (Prov 4:6,7)
- “The Lord gives wisdom, and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (Prov 2:6)
- “A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength.” (Prov 24:5)
- “Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive . . . ” (2 Pet 1:5-8)
Give the Word of God a central place in your life today and make a commitment to keep growing in wisdom – for that’s the essence of happiness, knowledge and power. It is the stuff that a God-centred man is made of.
“By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”
Proverbs 24:3-4 (NIV)
“Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain.” – Psalm 127:1
Where do you start getting the knowledge of God? The right place is the Bible – from Genesis to Revelation. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and teaching in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16).