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What Is The Power Of Knowledge?

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The Bible, a wellspring of wisdom and enlightenment, speaks significantly about the importance and power of knowledge. It communicates the notion that knowledge isn’t just about gathering information. Instead, it emphasizes the profound understanding of God, His teachings, and His will for us. This article highlights 20 key Bible verses to underscore the message that knowledge is power.

1. Proverbs 1:7 – Beginning of Knowledge

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” This verse emphasizes the importance of recognizing the supremacy of God as the initial step towards gaining knowledge.

2. Proverbs 18:15 – The Intelligent Heart

“The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.” This verse stresses the connection between wisdom and a continuous search for knowledge.

3. Hosea 4:6 – Consequences of Ignorance

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee…” Hosea imparts the destructive results of ignorance, making it clear that rejecting knowledge leads to downfall.

4. Proverbs 24:5 – Knowledge and Strength

“A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.” This verse signifies the strength acquired through knowledge, equating wisdom to physical power.

5. Proverbs 2:6 – God, the Source of Wisdom

“For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” The verse confirms that the ultimate source of wisdom and knowledge is God.

6. 2 Peter 1:5 – Knowledge and Virtue

“For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge.” Peter links knowledge with personal growth and moral development.

7. Colossians 2:2-3 – Christ, the Key to All Knowledge

“My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” This scripture points to Christ as the embodiment of all wisdom and knowledge.

8. Daniel 12:4 – Knowledge and End Times

“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel is informed about the growth of knowledge in the end times.

9. Proverbs 13:16 – Knowledge and Prudence

“Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool displays folly.” The verse highlights the importance of using knowledge in every action to prevent folly.

10. Proverbs 15:14 – The Knowledge-Seeking Heart

“The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.” This verse again distinguishes the wise as seekers of knowledge.

11. Proverbs 19:2 – Knowledge and Zeal

“Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who hurries his footsteps errs.” The scripture advises taking time to gain knowledge before acting in haste.

12. Proverbs 20:15 – Value of Knowledge

“Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.” This verse elevates knowledge above material wealth.

13. Proverbs 22:12 – God Preserves Knowledge

“The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge, but he overthrows the words of the traitor.” The scripture reassures that God protects and sustains true knowledge.

14. Ecclesiastes 7:12 – Knowledge as a Protector

“For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.” Knowledge, seen here as superior to wealth, provides life and protection.

15. Proverbs 1:5 – Continual Growth in Knowledge

“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.” This verse advocates for continuous learning and the pursuit of knowledge.

16. Ephesians 3:19 – Knowledge of Christ’s Love

“To know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” This verse suggests that knowledge of God’s love surpasses all other forms of knowledge.

17. James 1:5 – Request for Knowledge

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” James reassures that God generously gives knowledge to those who seek it.

18. Colossians 1:9 – Praying for Spiritual Knowledge

“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.” The verse shows the importance of praying for spiritual knowledge.

19. 2 Peter 3:18 – Knowledge and Grace

“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.” Peter emphasizes the need for growth in the knowledge of Christ.

20. Proverbs 14:18 – Knowledge as a Crown

“The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.” Proverbs equates gaining knowledge with earning a noble crown.

Conclusion: Embrace Knowledge

From these passages, we learn that knowledge isn’t just about accumulation of facts but also includes the understanding of God’s nature and His will for us. The Bible encourages believers to actively seek and embrace knowledge, as it is instrumental in personal growth, protecting against folly, and enhancing spiritual strength. Knowledge truly is power when viewed from the Biblical perspective.

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