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The Paradox of Knowledge

1 Corinthians 2 And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 3 I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

Spiritual Wisdom

6 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written:

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

If I have knowledge and do not know God; then I have only knowledge. But knowledge is changeable. If I have knowledge, and that knowledge points me to God, then I have the knowledge of God, but if I don't know God, I have only the knowledge of God. But if I have the knowledge of God and know Him, then I no longer need to know that which points me to Him.

If the books do not speak about God or do not lead me to know Him, then that knowledge is pointless.

We are told that in the last days, knowledge will increase.

Daniel 12:4

4 “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.

The result in the pursuit of knowledge will increase the level of wickedness upon the earth, where wickedness, is the abject denial and rejection of God.

YHVH’s words to Daniel declared that only the wise will understand.

10 Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.

Understanding comes to those who seek to attain wisdom, and furthermore the knowledge of God. However, when we believe we have attained it, we will find out that it is, after all, a paradox.

The paradox.