Have you ever known someone is constantly looking to know more, but they don’t use the information they have? In this age of information people are constantly looking to acquire more and more information. In these times, we have study tools for the Bible that are accessible to the common man like never before, but does it honor God if we don’t use it?
James 1:22 says, "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." God doesn’t want us to just hear about the Word of God, he wants us to apply it to our lives. Education is great, but it is only useful to those who use it to benefit their lives. How often do we as Christians spend time disputing minute details of theology when we have failed to follow the simple things that Christ commanded.
In Matthew 25, we find can find the parable of the talents. A Lord gave each of the servants an amount of money. When He returned he demanded to know what they had done with what He had given them. Those who had used His money were blessed, but the one who had buried it was cursed.
What has God given you?
Are you using the knowledge God has given you? Are you using Word of God to the Glory of God? Or have you simply read or memorized the Bible and not allowed it to affect your heart? God isn’t interested in degrees as much as He is interested in our diligent obedience to Him. I would like to challenge you. Whatever knowledge or understanding you have about God, use it! You don’t need to be a theologian to understand God’s Words. Christianity is simple. God’s Word is powerful, let’s use it as God intended it, as a guide for our lives.
"Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." – Psalm 119:105