Have you ever took the time to notice that in the last century America has managed to elected the most inept candidate to be president of the United States with few exception? John Kennedy was inferior in knowledge and experience to Nixon. Carter was inferior in knowledge and experience to Ford. Reagan was inferior in knowledge and experience to Carter. Clinton was inferior in knowledge and experience to Bush Sr. Bush Jr was inferior in knowledge and experience to Gore. Obama was inferior in knowledge and experience to McCain. Even in our latest election it is self evident that Trump was inferior in knowledge and experience to H. Clinton. Washington seemingly doesn’t prize knowledge and experience. Perhaps they want a president who is willing to take advice, while those who possess the knowledge and experience do the thinking for them.
Knowledge and experience may not mean much to politicians but it sure goes a long way with God. We must not expect others to teach us the truth when we ourselves fail to learn it for ourselves, lest we be lead astray. If we don’t seek, and search the knowledge of God as we would a valuable treasure, how do we ever expect to find the knowledge of God (Prov 2:1-6)? If we don’t retain God in our knowledge (Rom 8:28), how can we increase in the knowledge of God (Col 1:10)? How can we be trusted to teach the Word, when we don’t know the Word (Jn 9:31,32)? We can’t prove what is acceptable, and pleasing unto God (Eph 5:10). Unless we first study, learn, and correctly handle the Word of truth (2 Tim 2:15 f; Matt 11:29), and if we don’t diligently, and sincerely seek, search, and examine the scriptures with eagerness, we will never know when error is being taught (Jer 29:11 f; Acts 17:11) The lack of knowledge destroys us, and when we don’t know the scriptures, we will error from the truth, and will be rejected by God (Hos 4:6 f; Mk 12:24).
Love the truth enough to learn it, and learn the truth enough to obey it, to teach it, and to abide by it till death do we part (2 Thess 2:10 ff; Jn 14:15; 1 Cor 9:16; Jn 8:31,32). Remember this, studying, and learning the scriptures is not a mere suggestion, or a good idea, it is a commandment of God. If you are going to become a Christian you will only survive with the knowledge and experience of God’s Word.