Calvary Family Update
Power To Do!
Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “Knowledge is Power”. Have you ever wondered who coined this phrase?
The phrase “knowledge is power” is often attributed to Francis Bacon, from his Meditationes Sacrae (1597).
Thomas Jefferson used the phrase in his correspondences on at least four occasions, each time in connection with the establishment of a state university in Virginia.
While it may be attributed to both Francis Bacon and Thomas Jefferson, its true origin comes from the Bible. Solomon wrote this in Proverbs 24:5; “A wise man is strong, Yes, a man of knowledge increases strength;”
In an academic environment, we are susceptible to a misunderstanding of the purpose of obtaining knowledge. Knowledge is not merely the retention of information to be applied only as a response to questioning. It is, in fact, the gift of God to empower us to experience life with confidence, to achieve our highest God potential. That is why Solomon equates wisdom and knowledge to power.
God has fully equipped us to live a fruitful life of productivity by simply using the knowledge (revelation) He gives us as power to do and to act. Actions that are the result of God knowledge will always lead to victory!
Pastor Clem Salerno