Starting Over: Knowledge and Knowing

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.

3 thoughts on “Starting Over: Knowledge and Knowing

  1. It’s good to come across good writings of understanding and perspective of the things of GOD. The lack of knowledge is why people perish, right? But there is a good form of knowledge, and an evil form of knowledge. Then enters wisdom; which of the two, (knowledge or wisdom) do you think is valued as greater? You have my e-mail adrress. I would love to hear from you, in the spirit of Christ-like fellowship.
    Minister Eric C. Pierre

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