Spirit & Life Devotional
Wednesday, October 22
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
LIVING ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE
Romans 10:2-3 NKJV “For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.”
There are so many things we do without the understanding of why we do them. There are also things that we do wrongly because we met others doing them in a certain way, believing a certain thing, and we never bothered to know the truth for ourselves and why they are being done.
I have come to realize that there are many things that sound “nice” but are completely wrong. Those doctrines and practices might even be very logical, but contrary to the word of God! People have seemingly fantastic ideas about God and His ways, His plans and His expectations, but when brought under the light of the gospel, they are really lies. One thing amazes me though: the fact that people, even after seeing the truth in the word, still hold on to their own “beliefs”.
Being passionate is great, but knowing the truth and living by it is the greatest. God is a God of knowledge! I always remember Uzzah, the man was very passionate and in love with God, so much that he tried to help God by preventing the Ark from falling; but he died because he was not meant to touch the Ark! Go for knowledge. True knowledge. And hold on to the truth even when it is bitter. It is the truth that liberates. In the end, truth prevails.