I knew a woman who would boast “knowledge is power” ALL THE TIME!
Well, I beg to differ. It’s great to have knowledge, but I think we should go one step further; “knowledge in action – is power”. With all the events unfolding in our world today, I have a safe assumption, there are many people who have enough knowledge to know how we should live with one another. I am certain many of us have knowledge in the areas of love and kindness. The question becomes; how is our knowledge being put forth? It’s exhausting looking at social media these days because everyone has the answer – but how many people are “doing” anything?
Last year while driving home on a crowded street, in the pouring rain, it became clear why there was so much traffic. A vehicle was stalled directly in the middle of traffic. Every car gently went around the stalled vehicle. My husband went around like everyone else, only he pulled to the side. Without saying a word he got out the car and walked over to the stalled vehicle. The next thing I saw was my husband and the man pushing the car to the side of the road. My husband came back to the car and we drove off. My husband said the man had help coming, all he needed was a push to the side of the road.
When you hear the saying “people are watching your behavior”, it’s a true statement. I know a church that posts on Facebook daily how spiritual they are, yet I never see any posts about how they are reaching the community for Christ. I know of another church that posts monthly all of their community outreach projects. I personally don’t want to be in the midst of someone with a bunch of knowledge. I want to be among the positive doers in the world who resemble Jesus Christ. We need to be leaders in the church who have more than knowledge – we need to put our knowledge into action just like Jesus did. If we have any hope in this world – it starts in us!
Proverbs 19: 1-3 “Better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and a fool. Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes. People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the Lord”.