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It’s About Knowledge

Do you know what it means to know?

By Pastor Nick Harris

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o know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, (Proverbs 1:2)

Solomon puts his purpose statement on the front door. His desire is for his son (and for us) to know wisdom. The Hebrew word for ‘know’ is more than mental grasping of the idea.

It is an experiential knowledge that comes from a combination of hearing truth, loving it, and joyfully putting it into practice.

One danger in our Christian homes and Christian schools is that the target is often the head rather than the life. Savvy kids learn how to imitate Christian behavior and regurgitate Christian talk without learning how to incorporate that truth practically into their lives.

This happened with Solomon’s son, Rehoboam. Even with a father who had written Proverbs, this rebellious, selfish son divided the kingdom and brought grief to a nation.

Prayer: O God, help us ‘know’ the truth in such a way that it changes our behavior, attitudes, and relationships. Amen.

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It’s About Knowledge

Do you know what it means to know?

By Pastor Nick Harris

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o know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, (Proverbs 1:2)

Solomon puts his purpose statement on the front door. His desire is for his son (and for us) to know wisdom. The Hebrew word for ‘know’ is more than mental grasping of the idea.

It is an experiential knowledge that comes from a combination of hearing truth, loving it, and joyfully putting it into practice.

One danger in our Christian homes and Christian schools is that the target is often the head rather than the life. Savvy kids learn how to imitate Christian behavior and regurgitate Christian talk without learning how to incorporate that truth practically into their lives.

This happened with Solomon’s son, Rehoboam. Even with a father who had written Proverbs, this rebellious, selfish son divided the kingdom and brought grief to a nation.

Prayer: O God, help us ‘know’ the truth in such a way that it changes our behavior, attitudes, and relationships. Amen.

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Care to share?

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