Proverbs 18:15 An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
In this extraordinary time of the coronavirus crisis we all have had to up our learning and increase our knowledge. We have needed to learn new systems of shopping and social etiquette. Are any of you struggling with wearing face masks like me? My glasses keep fogging, I feel a bit claustrophobic, and my nose keeps sweating! Also, many have had to learn new ways of working using some live-video conferencing and working remotely. To some, it’s a new adventure. To others it’s a big learning curve. I know for my wife, Kristi, she has grown greatly in teaching though distance learning. She has had to master numerous new online teaching platforms while equipping parents and creating good learning environments and relationships, all from a distance, and so kids enjoy learning. This is very different from an in-class, structured day of how education used to be. We sure have asked our teachers to ramp up their knowledge to take on the task of educating our kids. And they are doing GREAT! Their willingness to be in the know has blessed us as a community and is vital to our kid’s growth. Being in the know is important.
Yes learning, gaining knowledge, is important. It’s important for our jobs. I know for our staff and church office, we are learning a new computer program that not only helps us be more efficient but helps us be better connected. I hear it will also save us some money. Being in the know helps us learn new skills for hobbies, working on cars, tending gardens and plants, bettering health, and bringing us into a place where God can grow our faith. Being in the know is important.
2 Peter 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
Proverbs 15:14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.
Proverbs 1:5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,
Now sure, learning and gaining knowledge comes easy for some and more difficult for others, yet it takes discipline.
Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.
‘Reproof’ meaning the rigors of learning because it does take something of us to grow in knowledge. The truth is we are better off as we seek to learn as it keeps our minds active, helps us solve problems, keeps life interesting, and we grow as a person. Increasing our knowledge of God allows us to receive wisdom.
Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
As well, 2 Peter 1:3 says wisdom for life is found in knowing God. God can be known through the teachings of the Bible 2 Timothy 3:16 as well by observing nature Romans 1:20, Psalm 19:1-2. Being in the know of God is important.
I know there are a lot of overwhelming circumstances in life as we experience this crisis, but learning and growing in knowledge can be a fun and rewarding adventure. What is something new you could learn today? Maybe even something about God. Being in the know is important.
Church is a wonderful place to grow in the knowledge of God. Though we can’t meet for in-person gatherings we do have resources to help. One new resource is a section on our website “Revive your soul this week.” Housed here are a number of links to videos, emails, posts, publications, for learning that will revive your soul. These resources also help give greater insight to our Sunday teachings. Every Sunday we learn from the Bible and seek to know God more. Here is the link to our live-streaming services (see live.neighborhoodchurch.com) As well, if you would like to view any of our past worship gatherings visit our YouTube channel.
Seeking to be more in the know, especially of God, along with you,