Sunday, August 26, 2012

Knowledge


Where does knowledge come from? God or man?

The Disciples were "un-educated" people. Their instruction did not come from their society's standards of education, yet they were at the head of the movement that altered the world’s history. Yet, today's churches require a "Christian" equivalent to our society’s education to be a minister... A high GPA is the beginning of wisdom; or the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, it just needs to be finished out with an accreditation from man? Something seems to be amiss...
The area of Galilee was an interesting area filled with people of zeal for the Hebrew Scriptures. Jesus picked his first followers from an area filled with home schooled, synagogue saturated communities (Deuteronomy 6:5-9). They, were not schooled in the rhetoric of the Roman Empire like what Paul (Saul) would have been. His education, he considers loss for the sake of Christ. (Philippians 3:4-7)
Where is the church going to be in the decades and centuries to come if they continue to reject those who are not educated by our societies’ educational system? Jesus could have chosen the people from the most affluent, schooled, and politically connected people to be his first followers, but he picked those who were from families that loved the Lord God with all their will, actions, and life. Jesus knew that “true” wisdom comes from God. Those willing to be “schooled” by the very Soul of God will be those filled with knowledge and not information.