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03/12/2010

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Adding Knowledge


"This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the LORD. I will put the law on their minds and write it in their hearts" (Jer. 31: 33)....."These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts" (Deut. 6:6).

There are always going to be people in our lives that we want to please. When we were young, it was more than likely our parents, and as we grow older it is the people that are important to us. Knowledge has always been important to the Lord. It was important to the children of Israel in their relationship to Him and Jeremiah foretold in today's verse that it would be an integral part of the new covenant....That's us! I guess it's a matter of the more things change, the more they stay the same. "For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through spiritual understanding" (Col. 1:9). Why did the apostle Paul pray for this knowledge? We do not have to go very far for the answer, because he gives it. "And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God" (V 10).

The prophet Hosea wrote; "My people are destroyed from their lack of knowledge" (1:6). To really get to know the Lord is the most vital thing that we do in our spiritual lives, and a very large part of this is learning more and more about Him....knowledge...

Today, the source of that real knowledge is in Jesus. We study the Old Testament to get to know the ways of God better, but it is in Jesus that we are able to gain the true knowledge. The knowledge that we are to add to our faith and virtue. The more we learn of Jesus and His teachings, the more complete we become. "In order that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Col. 2: 3). The writer of Proverbs 2 tells us knowledge is to be longed for and searched for. We should reflect in our lives that we are actively longing and seeking for this knowledge of Him. "Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long" (Psalm 119:97).

Have a great day...A RAK or two would be very cool...Love mark Phil. 4:1

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