Knowledge Apart From God

The Bible declares that man’s knowledge is extremely limited (Proverbs 30:2–3). God alone can address all the categories of life because “His way is blameless; the word of the Lord is tried” (Psalm 18:30).

God can give your children what no classroom teacher can give them apart from Him, for with God comes not only information but wisdom, the ability to use the information skillfully.

People can give you knowledge, but they can’t teach you how to use that knowledge in a God-honoring way. Our children need to learn how to pass life, not just pass tests. Theyneed the ability to filter what they learn through a divine grid so they can apply it properly.

According to Isaiah 8:20, knowledge apart from God is antithetical to reality. So the education process will never get the job done until there are programs and structures in place to bring education back to its root in God.

Unfortunately today, public schools trade “the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man” (v. 23). They substitute humanism for theism. That happens when people “exchang[e] the truth of God for a lie” (v. 25).

What happens when a society reaches this point? “God [gives] them over to degrading passions” (v. 26). When God is removed from the environment, who is to say that one person’s standard is right or wrong?

Finally, Paul said in Romans 1:28, “Just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind.” This is where we are headed today in contemporary America unless we seek God for a return to Him in our hearts, homes, churches, educational systems and land.

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