Is Knowledge Bad?
“O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” 1 Timothy 6:20 ESV
In Daniel we are told that in the end times “knowledge will increase”. Boy, has that ever come to pass in our lifetime! Knowledge is increasing so rapidly that a recent prediction by IBM stated that soon there will be a complete doubling of all knowledge every 12 hours! This rapid increase has had some amazing results in alleviating suffering for mankind, but has also brought some diabolical consequences to the Body of Christ.
Knowledge is very similar to money in the fact that it is neutral by nature. It is simply a matter of how it is used or perceived.
You can use knowledge for good or bad. It can build faith in the living God or seek to destroy the Creator we love.
From museums that boldly preach the religion of evolution to universities that scoff at the work of Calvary, knowledge has an uncanny ability to seek and destroy the faith of anyone who fails to properly place it in context to the unchanging Word of God.
There is something about us as humans that craves knowledge. However, wisdom is always far more important.
Wisdom is knowledge applied with a Biblical worldview.
Whether it is explaining dinosaurs or why we believe in the sanctity of an unborn life, wisdom takes the vast knowledge available today and uses it to further the cause of Christ, not contradict it.
Takeaway: Have you become addicted to knowledge? Have you allowed the latest discoveries and technology to shake your faith or solidify it? Have you applied yourself to the Word of God so you can answer the prevailing issues of the day? I encourage you today to enjoy this age of unprecedented knowledge in which we live, but be very diligent guarding your mind from confusion or conceit. God is still God. He will always be God. He will never change. Google will never change that!
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1 Timothy 6:20, English Standard Version (ESV) O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent…bible.com