Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in Heaven is perfect.
Matthew 5:8 NKJV
But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge …
In our previous sessions, we discussed Knowledge and how important it is to seek and grow in the measure and quality of the Knowledge of God’s Word and Will in order our path unto perfection in Christ.
In this session, I want us to look into some of the benefits of growing in knowledge.
Let us begin with a verse from the very same Chapter by which we gained insight into the building blocks unto perfection.
“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord…”
II Peter 1:2 NKJV
Isn’t this wonderful ?! GRACE and PEACE multiplies to you in the Knowledge of not just Jesus our Lord but of God, the Father Himself.
Grace and Peace stands upon the knowledge you have of God -His ways, will, acts etc. and of Jesus Christ – His Works, plans etc.
The measure and quality of the knowledge of all these and more through the inspired Scripture determines the measure of the multiplication of God’s Grace and Peace in your life.
Wow! So that’s how God’s Grace and Peace multiplies in my life. It is hinged on knowledge.
This is truth. The more you know about the plan of God for you, His love , mercy and His works performed through His Son for your sake, the more you benefit from His Grace.
I mean, for you to benefit more from something , it makes sense that you have to know lot about it. If you are limited in knowledge of the things required in your workplace how do you expect to be promoted ? If you don’t know much about what you are supposed to be studying, how can you pass your exams and benefit from your studies later in life ?
Increasing measure and quality of the Knowledge of God’s Word and Will multiplies the peace of God in your life. Especially when you are amidst a storm of chaos.
When you know (not just head knowledge but with complete conviction ) that all things work together for the good of those who love God… (Rom. 8:28) and you are fully convinced that you are the temple of the God, hosting His Spirit (1 Cor.6:19)
When you are fully convinced that though you walk in the valley of the Shadow of death, God is always with you (Psalm 23:4) and that the sufferings of this present time are not even worthy to be remotely compared to the glory that shall be revealed you (Rom.8:18), you will trust, relax, set your eyes off your present circumstances and set your mind on God who will multiply your measure of peace into perfection.
Knowledge of God’s Word and Will is very important. God’s word lights your path unto perfection. His Word comforts and empowers you when you encounter troubles in your journey and directs you into the solution.
Attain perfection. Seek Knowledge. Grace has been made available unto you, in Jesus Name.
E. O. UcHe