Thursday, August 30, 2012

Black Holes of Knowledge

Beyond the event horizon in outer space strange things are said to exist. Born out of massive explosions of large amounts of energy, these powerfully attractive “Black Holes” are theorized to be so strong that even light cannot escape. They gain and gain, yet never use. They become fat with energy and matter, yet never use it for any purpose.

It is not uncommon to meet incredibly intelligent young men who have amassed gigantic stores of resources, knowledge and intelligence, and yet do nothing with it. These are Black Holes of Knowledge. They capture knowledge by tons, and use it by ounces.

This may spring from several reasons, firstly it may be that the information they have is utterly useless. Such as how to play a video game, or sing the latest hip-hop hit song. But also there is a great amount of useful knowledge being soaked up and not used. These young men may know all one-hundred and ten of Washington’s rules of order, yet they do not wash their hands before eating. They mat know intellectually they should be respectful, yet they never put that knowledge to use by acting on it.
2Timothy 3:1  "Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."
God does not call us to be Black Holes of Knowledge, collecting information to either advance ourselves and our interests or to make ourselves look great in the eyes of men. We are to use whatever knowledge we acquire, not to make ourselves intellectually fat and good looking, but to glorify God. If what you are learning can never and will never be put to use in any way to advance to kingdom of God, perhaps you ought not to be learning it.

Through His Strength We Will Conquer,

Andrew C. Abbott

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