A man’s car broke down while travelling on the highway. He had a very important appointment to catch and was almost running late. Suddenly a young man came claiming to be a mechanic, he asked the man to open his bonnet, went straight to the battery compartment and hit the battery head like four times. He then asked the man to start the car and it worked. The man asked what his bill was and the mechanic said $50. The man almost ran mad wondering what the mechanic did to be asking for such ridiculous amount.
The mechanic said, “Sir, I am charging you $10 for hitting the effort of hitting the battery head and $40 for knowing where to hit.” Knowledge is what you KNOW that gives you an EDGE over others. Come to think of it, the difference between a first class and third class student is what they know. What you know determines how you behave. Prov 8:10 says, “Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.”
Someone is saying but grace matters. You are very correct, but grace without knowledge is an invitation to disgrace. When you know better than others and the grace of God is working in your life, you shine better and rise faster. Remember Hos 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
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