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Proverbs 23:12

“Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.”

I am a know it all – just ask my children.  I know where their shoes have hidden themselves.  I know what we are having for dinner.  I know what time everyone is suppose to be everywhere.  I am a mom.

This is not the knowledge that 2 Peter is pushing us towards.  The knowledge from scripture is deeper.  It’s the stirring you get when you hear or read scripture that penetrates all the way to your bones.  It’s locking into an understanding of that scripture that gives you the ability to stand without wavering.  It is beyond “knowing.”

It is possible to know something and have no knowledge of it at the same time.   Think of someone you just know – from church, school, even in your family.  Pick someone who you don’t get to spend much time with.  Now, what is their favorite color?  What is their favorite food?  What is the greatest moment to affect their lives?  You may know them – but you have no knowledge of them.

Knowledge requires time – commitment – and consistency.  To get the knowledge that scripture calls us to requires time in the word.  By putting it into your ears and eyes, it becomes established in your heart.  This is when knowing crosses over to knowledge and wisdom is formed for the path of your life.

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