5. “Even zeal is not good without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily sins.” Prov. 19:2 (HCSB). We rightly praise sincere belief, passion, and commitment in people; however, sincere belief, passion, and commitment mean little if they are built on error! Just flip on the TV and watch for a bit.
4. “Ain’t it like most people? I’m no different. We love to talk on things we don’t know about.” (Sung by The Avett Brothers). We can always learn more, but having simple facts or information doesn’t mean we know what we are talking about. More knowledge is good, but being a learner should lead to more wisdom: knowing what the facts and information mean and how to apply them correctly to life. Only then will we know what we are talking about.
3. “We are all ignorant, just about different things” (Will Rogers). More to the point, we can be educated idiots! That is, being a doctor, lawyer, engineer, or even a theologian guarantees that we only know a lot about one subject (maybe). Being a life-long learner will make one a much more interesting, well-rounded person, and conversant in many subjects.
2. “Together with Christ Jesus He also raised us up and seated us in the heavens, so that in the coming ages He might display the immeasurable riches of His grace through His kindness to us in Christ Jesus” Eph. 2:6-7 (HCSB). There is both continuity and discontinuity between this age and the age to come. For those who are called children of God, eternity will not be as angels floating in clouds playing harps. Rather, it will be in resurrected bodies in a restored creation. Life on the new earth will be a spiritually embodied existence with opportunity to learn more and more and more about “the immeasurable riches of His grace.” Talk about being a life-long learner! Point is, get a head start now.
1. “But beyond these, my son, be warned: there is no end to the making of many books, and much study wearies the body. When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is: fear God and keep His commands, because this is for all humanity.” Eccl. 12:12-13 (HCSB). The bottom line: It is said the more you know the more you know you don’t know. In this case, the more you know the more you know it is all about knowing God and walking with Him.
P.S. You can also win more often at Trivial Pursuit.