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The Thirst for Knowledge
Among the many remarkable prophecies in the Bible is one about the increase of travel and the growth of knowledge.
The prophet Daniel lived in Babylon over 2500 years ago and foretold what things would be like just before Jess returns, including this:
There shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation … And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life … “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” (Daniel 12:1-4).
We are living in that time when global travel is commonplace and knowledge is at everyone’s fingertips. But the more people know about worldly things, the less they seem to know about spiritual things. People on quiz shows know about sport, popular culture, history and suchlike, but often their Bible knowledge is pathetic. Yet there was a time when people gave their lives to ensure we could read the Bible for ourselves, in our own language, and the thirst for knowing about God’s Word was overwhelming.
It really matters what you know, not just for this life but, more especially, for the life to come. The wise man said this:
If you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God (Proverbs 2:3–5).