It has been so long since I posted anything on this blog that is feels like I am starting over. That said, I was thinking today about knowledge, or in the field in which I work the common term is intel. Knowledge/intel is power. It is often more important than weapons, because without it, weapons are shooting in the dark.
Then I had an insight. The temptation of Adam and Eve was about knowledge. Satan said to Eve:
For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. Gen. 3:5
The original temptation was centered on knowledge and Satan equated it with godhood, that knowledge was power that could make you a god.
From there I began to think about knowledge and about God, the difference between knowing about and knowing, having a form of godliness and having the real thing. There is a difference between the knowledge that is given, revealed if you will, and that which is demanded or taken, stolen if you thought about it.
This is a line of thinking I have just begun to open, but I find it interesting that my favorite spiritual book is J. I. Packer’s Knowing God.
It has been good to put fingers to keys. I pray that this is really a starting over. Grace and peace to your day.