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More Knowledge Leads to Frustration

Jun 14, 2008
Have you gone through book after book, sermon after sermon, or article after article looking for answers that will bring you success for your life, but found yourself only coming up with more questions?

Does it seem like the more you study, the more frustrated you become?

There's an interested Scripture I would like to direct you to found in Ecclesiastes 1:16-18. This is written by Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived...

"I said to myself, "Look, I am better educated than any of the kings before me in Jerusalem. I have greater wisdom and knowledge. So I worked hard to be wise instead of foolish. But now I realize that this was like chasing the wind. For the more wisdom, the more my grief; to increase knowledge only increases distress" (Amplified Bible Translation).

The reason I believe why Solomon said the more knowledge and understanding he got increased his grief was because it lead him into a fleshly spirit where he may have tried to do things in his own power.

I know from personal experience; the times in my life when I left God out, the real power was gone and I was left with nothing more than frustration!

Jesus said, "As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine you are the branches. He that abides in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for without Me you can do nothing" (John 15:4-5).

Yes, I believe much study can lead to distress. It can get us off track with our relationship with God, particularly if what we are studying is not coming from a Christian author.

Good judgment is definitely required when learning new ideas that are not usually taught in local churches or delivered by non-Christian authors!

Getting educated, learning new ideas, and studying is certainly something I personally believe in, but I know we must consider God's will in our lives above all else. Again, without Him, we can do nothing.

We should get knowledge and then ask God what we are to do with it, how we are to apply it to our lives, and how we are to help others with it. Getting knowledge is not something we should try to get for selfish reasons! James 4:3 says, ""You ask and fail to receive because you ask with wrong purpose and selfish motives" (Amplified Bible Version).
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