All Knowledge and Wisdom Comes Direct From GodWritten by Michael Bradley
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Not only will God give you His knowledge - but He will make sure to give you understanding of that knowledge and wisdom to be able to use it! All of this can be given to you free of charge. All you have to do is be willing to seek after it, and seek to work with this knowledge to fully understand it and how it can apply to different parts of your life.
The last verse is Jesus telling us that if we will "abide in His word" - that we will then have ability to know truth and that truth will be able to make us free. In other words - if you are willing to abide in Bible, which is His Word, and seek to understand what you are reading - then you will be fully loaded with an incredible amount of truth covering a wide variety of topics and issues in your life. And once you have a lot of truth on a lot of different areas of your life - then that truth will help set and make you free because you will no longer be bound up with wrong thinking!
However, notice that Jesus says we have to "abide" in His Word in order to be able to get these truths worked into us. Abiding means that you are willing to spend a lot of regular quality time in reading Bible for yourself and seeking to understand and implement these truths in your everyday walk with Him.
All of above verses are giving us an incredible revelation in that God and Jesus are only too anxious to release Their knowledge to us if we are willing to do our part by seeking after it.
Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible knowledge. They currently have over 100 Bible articles. All free of charge.
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Story of SolomonWritten by Michael Bradley
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In other words - seeking after knowledge of God has to be a major priority in a believer's life. We cannot spiritually grow and develop in Lord unless we have His knowledge worked into us that will cause this spiritual growth to occur in first place. And you can't get this knowledge worked into you unless you are first seeking after it!
Seek and then you will find. But reverse is also true - don't seek, and you will not find. And if you don't find knowledge of God for your life - then Holy Spirit will not have anything to work with to start transformation and sanctification process within you.
Grab a hold of these two verses and statements that God is making to Solomon - all because he got this ball rolling by simply asking God for His knowledge to help rule his people.
If King Solomon was able to receive this kind of knowledge and wisdom from God - simply because he asked and really pressed in for it - then what can God do for you in this realm if you are willing to expend time and energy to seek after it?
- "Therefore give to your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"
And speech pleased Lord that Solomon had asked for this thing.
Then God said to him: "Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice, behold, I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you.
And I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be anyone like you among kings all your days. So if you walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days." (1 Kings 3:9-14)
- "So King Solomon surpassed all kings of earth in riches and wisdom. And all earth sought presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart." (1 Kings 10:23)
Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible Knowledge.
The article was an excerpt from Michael's E-book titled, Seeking After the Knowledge of God © 2005 by Michael Bradley. All Rights Reserved.