“A Little Knowledge”
Often, we hear the statement that it is better to know a little about something than to not know anything. You also may have heard; “Ignorance is bliss!” Truth, ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance puts you at risk, and a little knowledge is dangerous. To not know something or about someone puts you in a vulnerable position and your vulnerability can be detrimental.
Believers, and this includes me, lets stop getting by. Stop thinking that by attending church every Sunday and listening to the preached Word, we are good. This is a good beginning, but we must do more. We’re putting ourselves at risk of falling away from Christ by not diligently, actively, seeking to know more about Him – know more of His Word – and sharing His Word with others. We must: Seek – Search – Serve – Share!
Seek God and His Wisdom – Search Scripture for revelation – Serve Him and others by living His Word – Share what your Pastor has given you. This is what our Pastor means by saying he wants us to move from being members of STMI to being disciples of STMI. Be a disciple and make disciples.
Pastor Brice has begun a teaching series on “P-R-I-D-E”. “Pride is a silent killer!” So, what does he mean by this statement? Pride will kill your relationship and your discipleship. Pride will alienate you from God and other believers. Pride will have you walking away from God.
Pride will also cause you to feel superior in your own eyes. You’ll start thinking you have all the answers, that you’re always right. You’ll be giving yourself an applause: “I did that! I have a good job because I went to college. I have a nice house because I make good money”, etc. Before you realize it, your own self-righteousness will lead you to putting yourself before God. Time for a reality check! Remember, self-righteousness got Lucifer kicked out of Heaven.
“We must learn to walk more towards humility and less towards pride.” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
Yes, time to humble yourself. Let pride go and get back in fellowship with God. Pride in excess will lead you to sin. When we sin, we break our fellowship with God. Let go of pride!
“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” – Proverbs 16:18 (NIV).
Strive for more knowledge regarding: Word – Worship – Witnessing. A little knowledge will get you in trouble. Complete knowledge will get you the win!
Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan