Thursdays With Oswald—Knowledge And Innocence

This is a weekly series with things I’m reading and pondering from Oswald Chambers. You can read the original seed thought here, or type “Thursdays With Oswald” in the search box to read more entries.

Knowledge And Innocence 

     Knowledge of evil broadens a man’s mind, makes him tolerant, but paralyzes his action. Knowledge of good broadens a man’s mind, makes him intolerant of all sin, and shows itself in intense action. 

From Biblical Psychology

The Apostle Paul said it this way, “I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil” (Romans 16:19).

I love how Secret Service agents are trained to spot counterfeit money. They don’t study the fake, but they study the real. They learn everything there is to know about genuine, authentic currency so that they are able to spot counterfeit currency easily.

I need to put this into practice in my own life. I don’t need to study evil; I just need to be thoroughly immersed in the truth of Scripture. That will broaden my mind, help me to spot all counterfeit ideas, and prepare me to take intense action.

Be knowledgeable about what is good. Be innocent about what is evil.

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