His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence (2 Peter 1:3, ESV).
As I delve into the richness of God’s Word, I find myself captivated by the profound role of knowledge in our spiritual lives. This marks a departure from my Pentecostal upbringing, which often viewed knowledge or the mind skeptically. Yet, the knowledge of God has transformative implications that many of us overlook.
God is “a God of knowledge” (1 Samuel 2:3), and He created us to be beings of knowledge. This knowledge governs both our physical and spiritual lives. Consider how our senses feed us information. For example, when we see something, we gain knowledge about it, allowing us to engage with it meaningfully. Our minds synthesize this information, making us aware of ourselves and our surroundings.
Spiritual knowledge functions similarly to natural knowledge, serving as a gateway into the spiritual realm in two distinct ways. First, it allows us to “see” in the spiritual realm. You don’t need to see God to know Him; understanding His Word is spiritual sight. Second, knowledge enables us to partake of the spiritual things we “see”. For instance, if God wants to bring you into a new dimension in your life or ministry, He often reveals something to you—He gives you knowledge in that area. This knowledge goes beyond mere intellectual understanding. Recall how the knowledge of good and evil transformed Adam and Eve’s entire existence. In 2 Peter 1:3-4, we learn that God’s power grants us everything we need through knowledge, allowing us to partake in His divine nature.
When your heart fills with the knowledge of God, two transformative things happen: your spiritual eyes open, and you begin to experience God. For example, God’s knowledge in His Word is enough to bring you into divine healing: it opens your eyes to see provisions in Christ and brings you into the physical experience of that healing( Psalm 107:20).
Grow in the Knowledge of Christ!
What are the two dimensions of knowledge described in today’s devotional?
Apply the Word
God’s knowledge transcends theology or academic study; it profoundly impacts our daily lives. Hunger for His Word and grow.
Ask the Father to help you deepen your knowledge of the Son of God.
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