Knowledge is Power

College students study to gain knowledge for their dream job. Every day we learn something. We become experts as we absorb daily information from what we watch on TV, read in books or on-line, and the music we listen to.

People strive to become successful as they practice what they know. A doctor uses the intense training he or she learned of the body to heal hurt people.

The same is true for people who seek to fill their minds with evil information. That knowledge will do destructive and wicked things. A gang member wants to be successful at fighting the opposing gang. The dealer desires to get people hooked.

Ted Bundy filled his mind with pornographic images as well as researched and viewed crime scenes in library books to later commit violent crimes against women as a serial killer. His case was extreme, killing over thirty women, and certainly other factors played into his choices but the truth is that he filled his mind with the wrong knowledge.

Our prisons are over crowded with men and women who focused on negative thoughts that brought about negative consequences.

Drugs, alcohol, and bitterness along with watching violence and disrespect on TV or in the home is a ticking time-bomb of trouble ready to explode. Power at its worse.

Garbage in garbage out.

What we put our attention on will eventually be expressed in what we say and do. God says focus on His Word, to meditate on it, to eat it and digest it, so that the Word of God will nourish our soul to prosper and produce good things.

God says in the first Psalm of the Bible, “Blessed are those who do not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but who delight in the law of the LORD and meditate on his law day and night. They are like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers,” Psalm 1:1-3.

God’s Word is powerful. It changes us. When we meditate on it we are transformed into His image. Will you read your Bible today and tomorrow and the next? Meditate on His promises. Ask Him to speak to you as you read. You will be blessed when you do and you will be a blessing to others. That’s God’s promise.

Open your Bible to Psalm one and start reading today to be empowered with God’s knowledge.

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7 Comments

  1. Teri

     /  March 13, 2011

    I know how important God’s word is in my life and most of the time I’m ignoring it because I am not focusing in Him. Whenever I miss the Bible study and am not hearing His Words, I feel I am missing God’s Blessings. I feel lost and can’t function well in my daily routine. I don’t have peace and I feel weak. But God is so Faithful! HE is alive and always present to remind me that it’s all about Him. He is first and everything else follows. Thank you very much of reminding me to read His Word. I LOVE YOU!

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    • Thank you Teri for being honest and open about how easy it is to be side tracked and not read God’s Word. When we do we are blessed. May He keep reminding you through the Holy Spirit and may He draw you into fellowship with Him daily. God bless you my friend.

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  2. Athena

     /  March 12, 2011

    This really convicts me, because I’ve had this message on my heart the last few days. While driving around town to do my errands, I suddenly hear God asking me “Why do you go to the gym, go tanning, and make lunch dates more regularly than you read my Word?” That’s exactly what this blog is saying, that if you fill your heart with things of the world, it’s going to show, and God will know your heart even if it doesnt show. Thanks for another awesome post Kirsten.

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    • Thanks Athena! I remember wasting so much time running errands and shopping. Some is necessary but often it’s not. We can get so enticed by what the world offers, but it steals our time away from what’s most important…our relationship with God.

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  3. Bev C.

     /  March 11, 2011

    This is so true! I feel so much stronger and content with things when I stay in the Word. I’m also more encouraging to everyone around me & have more patience with my kids. Thanks for the message, Kirsten!

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    • Elaina

       /  March 12, 2011

      Funny how the truth just pierces your heart and leaves you longing for more of the Word of God! Thank you for giving perspective to something so seemingly simple – but can be so destructive if ignored! You have such a way of feeding the truth of God in simple, accessible terms!!

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      • Donna

         /  March 12, 2011

        This really convicts me of those times I struggle with whether or not I should or shouldn’t allow our son to see everything he wants to see and if I’m putting too much Bible into our day. What a great verse to share with him! Thanks so much for this post as it’s just the reminder and encouragement I needed.

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