SERIES: Overcoming to Roadblocks to Destiny – Get Them Out of Your Way and You’ll Be on Your Way
Proverbs 31:18 KJV – She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
Hosea 4:6 KJV
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
1 Peter 1:13 BSB
Therefore prepare your minds for action. Be sober-minded. Set your hope fully on the grace to be given you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Con – with
Fid – Faith
Confidence is walking with faith.
Confidence comes from competence.
1 Peter 1:3-5 MSG – 3 What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, 4 including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! 5 God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you’ll have it all—life healed and whole.
- The first step towards knowledge is to confess your ignorance.
Education is the progressive discovery of your own ignorance.
Romans 10:1-2 NIV – 1 Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. 2 For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.
Romans 10:1-2 NLT – 1 Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is for the people of Israel to be saved. 2 I know what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal.
Proverbs 19:2 NLT – Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes.
- Go back to school
Bill Gates said, in the future there will be two societies:
- High paid knowledge workers
- Low paid service workers
- God is the ultimate source of knowledge.
Proverbs 2:6 GNV – It is the Lord who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding.
Matthew 22:29 NLT – Jesus replied, “Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God.
Isaiah 14:27 NKJ – For the Lord of hosts has purposed, And who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, And who will turn it back?”
Romans 8:28 NKJ – And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Proverbs 23:23 NLT – Get the truth and never sell it; also get wisdom, discipline, and good judgment.
Daniel 2:21-22 NKJ – 21 And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise And knowledge to those who have understanding. 22 He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him.