The More You Know


Read: Proverbs 1

        I don’t always have time to watch television on Saturday mornings, but recently I found some interesting programs that air at that time.  NBC has a series of programs focused around the theme of “The More You Know.”  These are educational programs that help you to learn about other lands, cultures, jobs, hobbies, and people.

These Saturday morning television programs were a reminder for me about how important it is to continue to learn and grow in life.  There is so much to learn that no one person can possibly know everything, but we must continue to seek after knowledge and not ignore wisdom and instruction.

In our Bibles the book of Proverbs says that respect and worship of God is the place to begin.  Knowledge and wisdom are found throughout God’s Word.  The more you know, the more you will understand, and the more you will grow in your spiritual life.  In fact, the Bible is full of all kinds of practical and helpful guidance.  It can lead us, comfort us, guide us, in things that really matter in life.  It also directs us to the grace and salvation of Jesus.

This past weekend the Masters golf tournament was played in Augusta, Georgia.  Professional golfer Justin Thomas commented in an interview about how he learns how to improve his game by watching others.  By doing this he learns what to do and what not to do.  He said that he asks others, watches others, and picks up little things along the way that can help his game improve.  He said, “I always get useful advice.”  Watching and learning from others can be helpful if we are watching the right examples.  Of course, Jesus should be our main source.

Verse 7 of Proverbs 1 says that it is foolish to despise wisdom and instruction. In other words, we should seek out opportunities to learn and grow.  We should treasure the chance to gain wisdom from those who have been there, done that, and learned.  Life can be challenging, I hope we will take the opportunity to learn from God and learn from those whom God has placed in our lives.

Make it Personal:  What are some ways you can learn and grow?  Think about that in a spiritual sense.  Think about that in relation to your job.  Think about that in relation to other situations you might be facing in life.  The more you know, the better you will be able to grow!

Have a blessed week, Pastor Glen Rhodes