Knowledge vs Experience

Several years ago, I had made it a personal goal to learn at least one thing new every day. I wanted to keep my brain learning, so sometimes I may “learn” something that I will never use. This may sound useless, however, knowledge is a valuable thing.

What is the status of your knowledge of Christ? Are you continuing to learn about Jesus and using this knowledge? I am a big supporter of learning all we can. Yet, I’m convinced that we ‘know’ more than we use.

A story in the bible tells us that two of Jesus’ disciples were with John the Baptist as he pointed to Jesus and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples then started walking behind Jesus. Jesus turned and asked, “What do you seek?” They responded, “Where are You staying?” Jesus could have given them the address, or the description of the house and they would have had the “knowledge” they sought. Jesus wanted them to have an experience. He said, “Come and see.” (John 1:36-39)

You see, by experiencing Jesus, they not only gained the knowledge, but also a life changing experience. Jesus is calling all of us to “Come and see.” That’s what He is saying to all our churches. Don’t just know ABOUT Jesus, know Him by experiencing all He has for us. By following Him, which is another term for obeying Him, we gain much more than just knowledge. We know Him.
Now, for Heaven’s sake, please keep reading His word and learning the truths that will set you free! When you have a chance to walk with Him, to follow wherever He is going, take it? Then everything you’ve read and learned will come alive.
May God Bless.