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Summary: To show that we need to understand first before we get knowledge.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you find knowledge as easy?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that we need to understand first before we get knowledge.

IV. TEXT:

Proverbs 14:6b (King James Version)

... but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You've given us understanding, knowledge and wisdom to do Your will in this world for we are like You.

1 John 4:17 (Amplified Bible)

4:17 In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world.

VI. TITLE:

Knowledge is easy

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Authors: Credited generally to King Solomon before his character downfall/decline.

B. Date written: from 931 to 686 B.C.

C. Purpose: To give moral instruction

D. Main Theme: Fear of the LORD

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Knowledge is easy

"but knowledge is easy"

Knowledge or "daath" in Hebrew means:

1. knowledge

2. cunning

3. awares

Easy or "qalal" in Hebrew means:

1. to be light

2. swift, small, sharp

Knowledge (Webster's Dictionary) - a clear and certain perception of that which exists, or of truth and fact; the perception of the connection and agreement, or disagreement and repugnancy of our ideas.

We can have no knowledge of that which does not exist. God has a perfect knowledge of all his works. Human knowledge is very limited, and is mostly gained by observation and experience.

Understanding GOD's WORDS is the key that will unlock knowledge.

Proverbs 8:9 (Amplified Bible)

8:9 They are all plain to him who understands [and opens his heart], and right to those who find knowledge [and live by it].

Proverbs 17:24 (Amplified Bible)

17:24 A man of understanding sets skillful and godly Wisdom before his face, but the eyes of a [self-confident] fool are on the ends of the earth.

James 1:5 (Amplified Bible)

1:5 If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.

Illustration:

Thomas, the doubter

John 20:25 (Amplified Bible)

20:25 So the other disciples kept telling him, We have seen the Lord! But he said to them, Unless I see in His hands the marks made by the nails and put my finger into the nail prints, and put my hand into His side, I will never believe [it].

He lived his life doubting the LORD, he needs to see first then he will believe. But faith lifestyle says, believe first then you will see.

Hebrews 11:1 (Amplified Bible)

11:1 NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

B. To him that understands

"unto him that understandeth"

Understand or "biyn" in Hebrew means:

1. to separate mentally

2. attend, consider, be cunning, diligently, direct, discern, eloquent, feel, inform, instruct, have intelligence, know, look well to, mark, perceive, be prudent, regard


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