Growing in the Knowledge of God

Written by Michael Bradley


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If you are out committing adultery behind your spouse's back, literally breaking one of God's ten commandments - then chances are, God will not be imparting much of His revelation and knowledge to you since you are living in an obvious sin. If you are out committing this type of sin against God, then you are not showing much of a fear of Him, or else you would never have considered falling into this type of sin inrepparttar first place. Your actions may be speaking louder than your words.

If you have a true, healthy fear ofrepparttar 148281 Lord, then you will not want to tempt your fate and what He wants to do with your life by directly disobeying some of these obvious commandments such as adultery, cheating, scamming others, verbally and/or physically abusing your spouse or your children, holding extreme unforgiveness towards others, etc.

If you have a good healthy fear ofrepparttar 148282 Lord, then you will make every effort to try and live your life right and stay out ofrepparttar 148283 sins that you know will get you in trouble with Him. We are all sinners and none of us is perfect. I believe that there is a certain amount of "slack" withrepparttar 148284 Lord on our own imperfections and some ofrepparttar 148285 stupid things that we will do in this life.

However, where some of us will get into trouble withrepparttar 148286 Lord onrepparttar 148287 above two verses is when we blatantly enter into what I call "unacceptable" sins and behavior. And some ofrepparttar 148288 sins mentioned above are unacceptable in God's eyes for many of us, and they thus could cause God to pull back on you and what He wants to do with your life.

God will not be mocked! If you don't fear Him and His ways andrepparttar 148289 way He wants you to live this life - then He may just choose to withhold any knowledge and revelation that He may want to impart to you. That is whyrepparttar 148290 above two verses are so important for those that would really like to start seeking afterrepparttar 148291 knowledge of God for their lives.

God will be more than willing to open up His storehouse of knowledge for you in this life - but only if you are willing to do your part - and your first step is making sure that you have enough of a fear and reverent respect for Him in that you are willing to stay out of some of these unacceptable sins and behaviors.

Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible knowledge commentary and teaching.

The article was an excerpt from Michael's E-book titled, Seeking After the Knowledge of God 2005 by Michael Bradley. All Rights Reserved.


God's People Are Destroyed For Lack of Knowledge

Written by Michael Bradley


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Grab a hold of these 7 verses - especiallyrepparttar first two.

  1. "Happy isrepparttar 148280 man who finds wisdom, andrepparttar 148281 man who gains understanding; for her proceeds are better thanrepparttar 148282 profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and allrepparttar 148283 things you may desire cannot compare with her. Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, and happy are all who retain her." (Proverbs 3:13)
  2. "How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver." (Proverbs 16:16)
  3. "There is gold and a multitude of rubies, butrepparttar 148284 lips of knowledge are a precious jewel." (Proverbs 20:15)
  4. "Butrepparttar 148285 excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it." (Ecclesiastes 7:12)
  5. "Understanding is a wellspring of life to him who has it." (Proverbs 16:22)
  6. "Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledgerepparttar 148286 rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches." (Proverbs 24:3)
  7. "Wisdom strengthensrepparttar 148287 wise more than ten rulers of that city." (Ecclesiastes 7:19)
Notice inrepparttar 148288 first verse that God says that "happy" isrepparttar 148289 man who finds wisdom, and that having knowledge and wisdom will help lengthenrepparttar 148290 number of days that you might live down here on this earth. He then says that knowledge will also bring you peace and be a tree of life to you and your life.

This "tree of life" is what stimulates those who seek after knowledge. There is nothing more challenging, more rewarding and more thrilling than seeking afterrepparttar 148291 knowledge of God on a particular subject or issue that you may really be interested in.

And to top all of this off - all ofrepparttar 148292 knowledge and wisdom that you receive from God onrepparttar 148293 different parts of your life down here on earth will all go with you intorepparttar 148294 next life - which will be heaven. However, not one ounce of all ofrepparttar 148295 gold, rubies, silver and wealth of this world will go with yourepparttar 148296 minute you die and cross over. All of that earthly material wealth will rot and perish as far as you are concerned - because not one ounce, not one penny will go with you torepparttar 148297 other side!

That is why God is placing such an extremely high value onrepparttar 148298 pursuit of His knowledge and wisdom for us in this life. That is why God is telling us inrepparttar 148299 above verses that seeking after His knowledge and wisdom in this life will give you true life.

Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible knowledge commentary and teaching. The article was an excerpt from Michael's E-book titled, Seeking After the Knowledge of God 2005 by Michael Bradley. All Rights Reserved.


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