The ONE THING for today

Living in the know


Proverbs 1:1-2 (NKJV) The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: To know…

Recently I was struck with the very first reason Solomon gave for writing his famous proverbs—“To know…”

There is a world of difference between saying, “I think we ought to do that” and saying, “I know we ought to do that.”

The same can be said for saying, “I feel like I ought to do this” and saying “I know I ought to do this.”

Live in the realm of knowing.  Love God with all your mind (Luke 10:27); determine to know.  Carve out time for deep study and reflection—especially of the word of God.

And then go with what you know, not with what you think might be right or with what the majority says is right or with what you feel is right—no!  Go with what you absolutely know—it is the bedrock for a blessed life of purpose, direction, courage and happiness. (See verses below)


  • John 13:17 (NKJV) If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
  • 2 Timothy 1:12 (NKJV) For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.


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