ROMANS 11:33 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Feb 21-28)
The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is:
“Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!” (Romans 11:33)
Man thinks very highly of his own wisdom and knowledge, and the Believer often falls prey to this as well, thinking they KNOW the truth over and above other Believers. While we need to earnestly desire the truth and seek the knowledge that is of God and His wisdom, we must be careful to not become conceited or arrogant in what we think we know as the Truth. Let's look at some of Paul's helpful insights to us while we continue to wrestle with the topic of knowledge, wisdom, discernment, and truth in these last days filled with deceit, confusion, and false doctrine.
May we eagerly desire the Truth of Christ while guarding our hearts against arrogance and conceit, puffing ourselves up through our knowledge. Even so, Amen.
Other verses to consider:
“Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies. If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know; but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him” (1 Corinthians 8:1-3).
“For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:9-13).
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever” (Psalm 111:10).
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10).
“There is no wisdom and no understanding And no counsel against the Lord” (Proverbs 21:30).
“Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom” (Psalm 51:6).
“The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother” (Proverbs 29:15).
“But in vain do they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the precepts of men” (Matthew 15:9).
“As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming” (Ephesians 4:14).
“As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines” (1 Timothy 1:3).
“But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons” (1 Timothy 4:1).
“In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following” (1 Timothy 4:6).
“If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions, and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain” (1 Timothy 6:3-5).
“holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict” (Titus 1:9).
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
“But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine” (Titus 2:1).
“Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings” (Hebrews 13:9a).
“For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will discern the fear of the Lord And discover the knowledge of God” (Proverbs 2:3-5).
“Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11).