Knowledge

I’m looking at Romans 15:14 again this week where it says, “I am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge…” What knowledge is he talking about? Is it facts? At InFaith we used to give a Bible content exam which was kind of like Bible trivia. It was important that you scored well on that because it showed that you had an understanding and a working knowledge of God's word, which is certainly one thing we must have.

 

But does God really want us to focus only on facts? We know where the patriarchs are buried. We know the history of the New Testament and the context in which it was written. Those are important things, but I think what God really wants us to know is to know Him. He wants us to know the person of Jesus Christ. He wants us to know that person who is our Redeemer and our Savior. And in that, we have complete knowledge of our position and our authority in Christ Jesus. That’s the knowledge that God wants—it's not facts. It's important we know God's word. And important that we know how to describe God’s kingdom. But to be “complete in knowledge” is to know the riches we have in Christ Jesus.