I once lived in Washington DC the home of Marriott Hotels which were started by Bill Marriott. It was said that Mr. Marriott could write with both hands at the same time. When he was asked why he taught himself this skill, he explained that when he was in a business meeting taking notes of a particularly helpful principal, he wrote what he learned with one hand, and with the other he wrote what he was going to do to put that principal into practice in his business...there is a great Biblical illustration in this.
Biblical knowledge is wonderful, but the “Law of Christ” is not Biblical knowledge. It only starts with knowledge. The Law of Christ is every imperative verb in the New Testament. Imperative verbs are action verbs that tell us to “do, go, stop, say etc.” Mr. Marriott knew good advice was only part of the equation; putting it into action was the key to success.
The Bible is more than good advice; therefore it is imperative that we not only use both hands, but our whole heart to put into practice the Law of Christ. The Bible tells us that knowledge will increase in the end times.
Dan12.4 “But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” The Bible also tells us that things will get worse in the end times. How can this be?
This next verse gives us some insight into this dilemma First notice Solomon asked for wisdom and knowledge. Knowledge is to know, but wisdom was to be able to go out and come in; which is the ability to do.
2Chron1.10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great?”
Knowledge is to know right; wisdom is to do right. “Do” is the most important action verb in the Law of Christ.
Published on Friday, August 1, 2014 @ 4:42 AM CDT