Knowledge is powerful, making the unknown no longer a secret. Man is constantly searching, inquiring, and thirsting for more enlightenment. In a sense, the quest for some knowledge can become a sin. Adam and Eve’s desire for the knowledge of good and evil was not in their best interest; nor in future generations. Imagine what our world would be like without any sin? That thought is beyond our ability to reason.
As with the first parents in the Garden of Eden, some things are best unlearned. Fire is good for heat and cooking. It also destroys forests and homes if misused.
The apostle John wrote some reassuring words for the believer “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.” (I John 5:13 NKJV). God wants the redeemed to know they have eternal life, which never disappears. The assurance of this biblical truth enables the Christian to sleep at night. This informative verse comforts us in knowing when we take our last breath here on earth, angels are waiting to transport us through the Gates of Pearl onto the streets of gold.
The God we trust for salvation validated the Bible by stating, “God who never lies promised before the ages began” (Titus 1:2 ESV). The Old Testament book of Numbers states the same truth, “God is not a man, that he should lie” (23:19 NKJV). The author of Hebrews says, “It is impossible for God to lie” (6:18 ESV). Our God is always about truth, whereas Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44).
Knowledge is revealing as well as enlightening. The truth is powerful if used for God’s glory, not for man’s self-indulgence.