So the question on the table is, is knowledge then power? Or is it a selfish act whereby you don’t share important information, just to maintain authority? And was Solomon maybe misunderstood, that he only meant knowledge will empower you, but not give you the ultimate power to suppress the growth of those around you? (I know this is a mouth full, so maybe pause for a while and think about it, and then continue…)
The Uncommon Sense website break this phrase down as follow:
Knowledge = Options = Power
They say “When we educate ourselves, we learn new things that we were previously unaware of.
Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” If I read this verse, my personal conclusion to this discussion would be that knowledge is the keyword, and not power! We need to open ourselves up to a new learning experience every day, and we need to expand our horizons, and learn about the world and about people. Improve your understanding by reading more factual articles and listen with an open mind to what others say. But most of all, create a curiosity for God, His character, and His Word!
Daniel 6:13 “Then they said, ‘Daniel, one of the Jewish exiles, ignores you, O king, and defies your decree. Three times a day he prays’.” (Message Bible) We need to become more like Daniel. Instead of focusing on how to increase our power and influence in society, we should rather focus on increasing and strengthening our spiritual power and options. “How?” you may ask. Expand your knowledge through time in God’s Word, and increase your wisdom through time in prayer!
We look forward to a year of change, and a year of spiritual blessing through renewed strength and knowledge, as well as a willingness to read and learn about our Father, with all our fellow women of the Word.