“Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.” Ecclesiastes 8:1
Ecclesiastes has a lot to teach, and one of the things we can learn from Solomon is how wonderful are the fruits we get through knowledge. Yes, it is of great importance that we stick to the scriptures and delve into them!
The knowledge that comes from God produces light, not darkness, it makes the boldness of the faces change. How happy is he who knows the Scriptures, because such knowledge penetrates hearts, not just minds, and there it bears fruit!
However, Ecclesiastes also warns us of the danger of knowledge.
” Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea farther; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.” Ecclesiastes 8:17
Don’t be like the “wise men” mentioned in this verse. They claim to know all things, but they don’t see the most important thing: the supremacy of God’s knowledge over our limited minds. When knowledge comes from heaven, it is not in the mind that it settles its tent only, but especially in the heart, in the core of the spirit. Only when knowledge comes into contact with the soil of the heart does it bear fruit. The soil of the mind is infertile, it produces no good. Do not trust your intellectuality. Be careful that the veil of arrogance does not blind you so that you come to think that you own the truth. Be meek and humble. Examine yourselves constantly. The more we study the Bible, the more we see how far we are from fully knowing its revelation.
So I encourage you to read and study, yes, and delve deeper day by day. With that, teach those who know less and be fruitful. If your knowledge doesn’t bring you spiritual fruit, it’s all vanity.