It is true that knowledge is power! Correct knowledge and its application opens the door to excellence and greatness.
Have you ever being ignorant of something everybody else knows about? The embarrassment can really be painful!
There’s this lecturer of mine that will always encourage us to read wide because he believes reading helps to remove the “cobweb of ignorance”. Like the popular truth that says know something about everything and everything about something.
This is because you never can tell where the next question will be coming from.
People love to be around a man or woman of knowledge and intelligence; strive to be one.
Reading broadens your horizon in such a way that brings you respect. Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with east wind? Job 15:2.
Informational, Educational and Spiritual materials abound in our world today.
The Bible says my people perish for lack of knowledge. Knowledge of the word of God is paramount as it helps you navigate all pother areas of life with ease so don’t perish on the altar of ignorance.
You can’t afford to be ignorant friend because we are in the era of information.
The Bible recognizes the importance of knowledge and encourages each individual to add it to his or her tank. 2Peter 1:5 “And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge…”.
Be abreast of happenings in your environment. Know something about the economy, the weather, technological breakthroughs and other interesting things as they concern and affect you.
The Head of a Buffalo – My Lesson
There’s this face cap my husband brought home sometimes ago. I had my reservations about it because of the image on it – the head of a Buffalo was embroidered on it. I took it to another level because I didn’t know the name of the animal and thought “why the drawing of this dreadful image?” For months, I discouraged the young man from using it.
My liberation from ignorance happened on the day my nephews came visiting. Upon seeing the cap, they excitedly exclaimed “wow, this must be from the United States of America! This is the head of a Buffalo”. Truly, the cap came in from there. Hubby had a good laugh on this day, shook his head and said “mummy spiritual read wide”. He was surprised that I did not know about the animal. So I picked up my phone and went on Google to read about it and it’s peculiarity to the USA.
What is your own area of ignorance?
Job 33:3 says “My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly”. A knowledgeable man speaks out of the fullness of what has been stored in his heart.
The Bible says “wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction” Proverbs 10:14.
So, as you hunger after righteousness also hunger after knowledge. Don’t be too old to seek out knowledge in the right places. Let your tank of knowledge be full.
What do I need to do?
- Identify where you are lagging behind. When you the areas you need help, it will help guide what to look out for.
- Be thirsty for knowledge and drink from the well of information.
- Seek for knowledge. There is no subject you will hardly not find at least a book on Books. You can also ask from individuals. We are in a knowledge filled world, don’t be ignorant.
- Be opened to new idea. Don’t be rigid dear friend and dwell on the old knowledge when new revelations come in every day.
- Drop the garment of pride and learn from whoever has the knowledge. You can learn from anyone no matter the age.
Above all, seek and find the knowledge of God. He is the all knowing One. In 1st Corinthians 1:5, the Bible says that in everything you are enriched by Him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge.
Remove that cobweb of ignorance.