Thursday, November 09, 2006
The Key Of Knowledge
As I was thinking about the results of the elections I was reminded again that our hope is not in government. Some will see the loss to so many conservatives as a crushing blow. What is so ironic is that people place there hope and trust in government and yet again and again government lets people down. Historically in America whatever party has been leading the nation is ousted the very next term in favor of the other party who people think will fix everything.
Look at what our Lord Jesus said in Luke 11:52
Luke 11:52 "Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you yourselves did not enter, and you hindered those who were entering."NASB95
The experts in the Law of God had failed to understand and apply the true meaning of God's Word. They held people in bondage to their sin rather than teach the life giving truth of the Messiah. Now they were rejecting Christ and carrying on the awful legacy of their wicked fathers who killed the prophets from Abel to Zechariah. Notice that when the did not teach the truth of God's word they took away the key of knowledge.
Well God has committed the key of knowledge to His church today: His Word! The answer to all of the problems in our country will not be found in government. It is found only when Christ's church clearly teaches His Word: the Gospel! May we not fall under the condemnation of Christ as the scribes did.
May we take the key of knowledge and unlock the door to paradise through His Spirit for the lost world around us!