Faith and Knowledge

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“Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith.” 1 Tim 6:20-21i think this verse struck a particular chord in me as i read it. i have the tendency to think too much. like way too much. i remember when i first came to Christ, my cell leader told me to work on the faith and less on the head knowledge. i couldn’t understand why. i wanted to find out *everything* about Christianity – the history, to analyse every story from a critical point of view and to ensure that the entireĀ Bible has no fallacy or inconsistency. i needed to know that this faith is real since now my entire life relies on it. well eventually He did show me that He is real in a very majestic way which you can read here. it was difficult for me NOT to think cos i was quite certain God gave us brains for a good reason, right?

in my search for knowledge, i realised there’s so much i need to know. and somehow each tampered at and rubbed out my faith in certain ways. i couldn’t let go of yoga as i was going through a teacher certification and i was pretty much keen to make a lifetime career out of it. and i couldn’t see the fallacy of it and why it will not go with my Christian faith. it took me about a year to finally see the truth of it but that ought to go into another blog entry.

science and psychology has given us alot of head knowledge in many things. science will tell you wine is good. and later it’ll tell you only in moderation. maybe some day it will say that it’s no good at all. all a matter of experiments and getting an median figure out of it. psychology will tell you that a guy who smokes alot, came from a broken family, is an only child will most likely turn out to be a womaniser with zero loyalty. but this is based on statistics collected over years too. it doesn’t apply for ALL men with the same profile.

in our bid to focus on all these knowledge sometimes, we forget to rely on our faith in God, who is above all things, who is mightier than everything in the world, for He created the world from nothing. and essentially that is what struck me about the verse – that we ought to keep holding onto our faith, keep our eyes on God, so that we will not stray and focus on the troubles of the world.

i’m sure science and knowledge has not fully sorted themselves yet to give fully accurate answers. but i know in God, i can find all my answers. thank you Lord, for giving us that restored relationship with You.

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One thought on “Faith and Knowledge

  1. You have put together a very well thought out post as we all gradually learn to lean not to our own understanding. I like Jeremiah 33:3 which reads “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” It’s always a joy to stop by here; even if I don’t always leave a comment.

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