Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What you don't know

“…then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free…” John 8:32 NIV [italics & emphasis mine]

A decade a go we had a slogan which said ‘what you don’t know, can’t hurt you’ this slogan was used in many context but mainly in election campaigns; electoral candidates seemed to favor policies which advocated dissemination of information on a ‘need to know’ basis-they decide what you need to know. On the other hand, there are those who believe that ‘knowledge is power’ and advocate sharing everything to everyone failing to note that the right information in the hands of wrong people can be disastrous, do not cast your pearl to swine, Matt 7:6.

The truth of the matter is, knowledge in and by itself is not power, but rather knowledge put into action. But what is the truth? Jesus said, “…sanctify them by the truth; your word is the truth…” John 17:17 NIV. God’s word is the truth and Jesus is the word of God...hence Jesus is the truth. When we know God’s word (Jesus) and act upon them (what he says), it sets us free. Free from fear of future uncertainty, fear of men, fear of death etc It is only the truth that you know will set you free, indeed “…my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…”Hosea 4:6 KJV, “…my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge…”Isaiah 5:13 KJV

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