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Why We Must Love Knowledge [101 Rare Benefits of Reading Books] – 4


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Will you allow your twenty-five-year-old daughter to marry a five-year-old boy? Probably not, because that boy has not developed the mind and body to handle your daughter. That boy cannot make crucial decisions.

Allowing that boy to handle your daughter will expose your daughter to danger and calamities. I believe you will not sit in a car whose “driver” has no training in a driving school. You will not experiment with your life with a “driver” who has not driven a car in his lifetime because you value your life.

That “driver” does not have the knowledge, skills, and experience to drive you safely. You will not sit in an airplane whose pilot has no training in aviation because that pilot can end your life prematurely when the plane takes off.

In the same way, nobody will be willing to connect with an ignorant and visionless person. Ignorant and visionless people follow blind people. Christ Jesus stated in the Holy Scriptures, "If a blind man leads a blind, he will fall into a hole.”


Knowledge is the sunlight to the human mind

Your mind is like the human eye. Without light rays, the eye cannot see. The sun allows the human eye to see. The moon, stars, and electric light allow the human eye to see at night. In the same way, knowledge is like a sun, moon, stars, and electric light to the human mind (the eye).

Without adequate knowledge, the mind becomes dark. The greater your ignorance, the greater the darkness. The more you fill your mind with resourceful knowledge, it enlightens the mind. The mind can see further when it receives more knowledge.

Have you realized that the more you read, the more you understand that you lack something? As stated at the beginning of the article, a five-year boy cannot handle a twenty-five-year-old woman as a wife because that’s child does not have the ability (knowledge).

You will not sit in a car, plane, train, or any transport device whose driver has no knowledge, training, or experience of that device. You need someone with skills, knowledge, and experience to drive you because he has done it several times.

In the same way, you cannot advance in life without adequate knowledge and skills. When you combine your knowledge and skills, it becomes your experience. Read to brighten your light. Read if you don’t want be like the five-year-old boy. Read if you don’t want to be like the ignorant driver and pilot.


The wisdom of the two gentlemen

I was walking on the street of koforidua (the eastern regional capital of Ghana) one morning. Whiles walking, I saw two men conversing. Their conversation was important, so I listened closely to their discussion.

In their discussion, one of the gentlemen said that if the government of Ghana can bring a man from a different country to lead some ministries, there will be no corruption. As they kept talking, I told myself that bringing someone from a foreign country to lead in some section of Ghana’s ministry would not solve the problem (challenge) of corruption if that person had a corrupt mindset. It doesn’t matter the color, tribe, and height of an individual. The system will still be corrupt if that person has an evil mindset.


The tribe is not the problem

We need people with moral integrity in leadership. If a Ghanaian leader has moral integrity and is hardworking, there will be no corruption in his leadership. You don’t have to bring a Nigerian, American, European, Chinese, or any other citizen to work in the leadership of Ghana if the leaders in Ghana have moral integrity.

The Americans, Europeans, and other advanced countries increased productivity because of their systems and mindset. There are corrupt people in America, Europe, and several countries.

However, their security systems check, prevent, and eliminate corruption. Another reason the Americans, Europeans, and Chinese advance at a higher pace is because of their principled and educated mindset.

Everything is about mindset. A cat, dog, pig, cow, and goat in America, Europe, and China will behave the same if you bring them to Ghana. Do you want to know why? They have one mindset.

However, if the cat and dog are trained (educated), they will behave differently. So, what’s my point here? If you have a corrupt mindset, it follows you. Whether you are in Ghana, Nigeria, China, and Asia, if that corrupt person gets to America, Europe, and any country, that corrupt mindset will reflect.

In the same way, if the Ghanaian, Nigerian, Kenyan, or American has moral integrity and is hardworking, he will be hardworking and honest in Holland, Zimbabwe, Germany, Spain, Canada, and any country.

This is one reason; the mindset plays a vital role in development and productivity. If your mind has nothing substantial, it cannot progress. If your mind carries corrupt or no information, it will lead to stagnation and poverty.

If your mind carries prosperous information, you will do things to attract prosperity. This is one reason we must love knowledge. We must love books because knowledge comes from reading.

However, you can also get divine wisdom, knowledge, and understanding from the Holy Spirit. That wisdom comes with spiritual principles. If you want divine wisdom, freely download and read my book on my blog on how to receive the anointing of wisdom.

Aside from getting divine knowledge, you must also read because we rule this world with resourceful and spiritual knowledge. You must know the systems of nature, spiritual forces, human beings, systems of the world, and how things are done.

You cannot solely depend on spiritual knowledge. You need common sense. You must read. God gave you the brain (mind) because he wants you to use it. He expects you to think. You cannot expect God to do everything for you because you have what it takes to be successful.


God works with wisdom

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The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

Proverbs 3:19 KJV

Before God created the Heavens and earth, he applied wisdom. God is all-powerful. However, he built the earth by wisdom. God separated the light from the darkness. He separated the dry land from the oceans, seas, and rivers.

God gave us seeds. With these seeds, we derive our food. God created a man and woman differently (biologically). If you analyze the digestive system of humans, the earth, animals, the ocean, mountains, and the spiritual realm, you will realize that God is the Chief biologist, scientist, architect, and researcher.

The human heart, brain, lungs, teeth, eyes, ears, hands, legs, nose, large intestines, small intestines, tongue, sexual organs, tongue, liver, womb, and several organs have roles in the body. If one organ fails to perform its duty, it affects the body.

That’s wisdom. God laid the foundation before creating the earth because the foundation supports the four corners of the earth. If you check the solar systems, you will see that the sun, moon, and stars play an important role.

If the sun fails to perform its duty, we will die. If the moon fails to perform its task, we will die. God knew we would need sunlight, air, and food. The trees give us oxygen, and we supply them with carbon dioxide.

The seeds need rain and sunlight to grow. Fruits, vegetables, and several plants have ways of protecting themselves. The rivers and oceans cannot cross certain boundaries. The moment they cross those boundaries, people lose their lives.

Buildings and properties lose their beauty when the river crosses its boundary. God gave animals wisdom. Animals know how to search for their food. They know how to protect themselves from predators.

That’s wisdom. We serve a God of wisdom. God is the giver of wisdom. He expects us to use our minds because we were created in His image and after likeness (see Genesis 1:26-27). God knows your mind can learn.

That’s why he has given wisdom to some people to write and publish. Children learn from their parents, siblings, and surroundings. Children learn faster because they have sharp brains. God gave brilliant brains to children because He expects them to learn at a faster rate.

You cannot sit idle and expect God to teach you something you are supposed to learn. God has given us the Word. He expects us to study his principles and apply them. Sometimes, I marvel when I see people praying for something God has already provided in the Word (the Holy Bible).

We have depended on God for a long time; meanwhile, He has given us the Word. God has given us the Holy Spirit. He has given you wise people. God expects you to learn from nature. Read the books of wise people.

Read books written by born-again Christian believers. God has given us the brains to learn, think, study, and make decisions. We serve a wise God. You are created in the image and likeness of God; therefore, apply wisdom. Expand your creativity by reading. Take responsibility because knowledge is available in the Holy Bible and resourceful books.


The enemy works with ignorance and strategies (wisdom)

Read books to increase wisdom. Your brain is not for fashion. You must use it. Expand it by reading. You have disturbed God and his angels for a long time. You have blamed the devil for a long time.

There are some things the devil does not know. Your ignorance opens the door for the enemy to torment you. Freely download and read my books on my blog, take responsibility!  and dominating the dark kingdom for a more profound revelation.

Read to close the door of ignorance. Demons will stop manipulating you if you acquire spiritual and resourceful knowledge. The devil knows the power of knowledge. That is why it is preventing you from reading.

The enemy knows the powers within the Holy Bible. He will allow you to do anything. However, the enemy will not allow you to acquire knowledge. The day you acquire  knowledge, he will become vulnerable.

If you want to defeat the enemy, you must study his strength and weakness. This is one reason; people send spies to the enemy’s ground. The spies gather knowledge about their opponent and use that information to dominate the battle.

Even in football, businesses, and families, people study the success and weaknesses of their opponents. If you are going to be successful, you must study. You must read. Reading uplifts you above others.

Reading makes you invisible and “dangerous.” Do you want to know why the Americans, Europeans, and several countries are advancing faster? They know something poor (low-income) countries do not know.

Advanced countries do something poor countries do not do. Study what successful people (countries) study. Do what successful people (nations) do. Follow what successful people follow.

However, it is not everything you must imitate from successful people and countries. Don’t follow or study blindly. Anything challenging the Word of God (the Holy Bible) is a sin. For example, lesbianism, paganism, homosexuality, bestiality, transgender, and abortion is abominable and evil (see the Holy Bible).

The Holy Bible is our ultimate ruler. We cannot allow ungodly laws to break the supreme rules (Holy Bible). Study and follow. However, don’t study and follow blindly. Read books. However, don’t read abominable materials because it will corrupt you and those connected to you.


Knowledge is the lifter of the soul

He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

Proverbs 19:8 KJV

Our soul comprises our desires, intellect, emotions, will, passions, and thoughts. (For more profound revelations about the soul, freely download and read my book on my blog, how to walk and live in the Spirit).

If you love your soul, you will love knowledge. It takes knowledge to sustain your soul. If you don’t want people to manipulate your emotions, desires, and future, read spiritual and resourceful books.

Reading books strengthens your soul. It makes you unbending to the enemy’s deception. Your soul can take you to distant places. It can travel to places your body cannot enter. For example, you can envision building churches in Europe, America, Asia, Africa, and several countries.

You can have a vision of building businesses across the globe. You can envision building libraries all over Africa and poor countries. Your body might not have traveled physically to America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the places you want to build your church, businesses, and libraries.

However, your soul can build those things without your body getting there. I will write into detail about the power of information and its power on the soul (the mind) in detail in the next article.

Without adequate knowledge, the fears and pleasures of this world can limit your vision. People can torment you emotionally and spiritually because of your ignorance. The devil can limit you if you lack knowledge.

Your vision may not come to pass because of ignorance. Ignorance will create fear in your soul, making your vision unattainable. However, nobody can stop your vision if you are knowledgeable and wise.

Knowledge empowers your vision. Knowledge empowers your soul to build greater things. Knowledge makes you conquer the invisible enemy (meditate on 2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

  • Do you love your soul?
  • Do you want to possess an unstoppable vision?
  • Do you want your vision to come to pass?
  • Do you want to dominate the destructive critics?
  • Do you want to overcome your fears?
  • Do you want to break the stronghold of the enemy?
  • Do you want to dominate the manipulations of this world?
  • Do you want to build an invisible fortress (army) in your heart and mind?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, acquire knowledge. I mean, read. Be a voracious reader. The knowledge you acquire will break the invisible chains limiting your soul and destiny.

Knowledge will defeat the enemy abusing your plans (dreams, mission, and assignment). Reading books will catapult your dreams, ambitions, and visions to the glorious mountain. On this holy mountain, no one can play with your assignment.


Wisdom is the anchor of the builder

Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:

Proverbs 24:3 KJV

You don’t need a huge sum of money to start building. The building comes in several ways. You can build a business with wisdom (knowledge). You can build a network of helpers, experts, and professionals with wisdom (knowledge).

You can build a home with wisdom (knowledge). You can build an online store with wisdom (knowledge). You can build an online community with wisdom (knowledge). You can build anything with wisdom.

Money is a just booster. You might not need much money to build or start your project. You need wisdom. Some problems (challenges) in life demand wisdom (knowledge). Without wisdom, you will not build anything.

Extreme desire for money can limit and darken your soul. Today, technology has made it easy to build. You can build a ministry online. You can build a network with people globally without you meeting them physically.

You can buy acres and hectares of land without meeting the land owner. You can purchase an asset without meeting the owner of the asset physically. However, without wisdom (knowledge), you cannot build these things.

If you are ignorant of the systems, you cannot build what others have built. People have businesses, houses, and precious assets in several countries and territories today. These assets generate passive income.

All you need is wisdom. You have to read. Read to increase in knowledge. If you don’t read, you will remain idle, poor, and unprofitable while people build houses. If you have wisdom, you can sit in the comfort of your home and buy a house in a different country or territory.


Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:

Proverbs 24:3 KJV

The “house” stated in the Holy Scriptures represents a business, church, organization, institution, community, and anything profitable. You need adequate wisdom to build that “house.” You need wisdom (knowledge) to connect with people to help you build your “house.”

Knowledge (wisdom) comes from studies. If you want to build your house, gather knowledge. Read books and apply the knowledge within because your mind is a creator. An educated mind can do great things.

Don’t stop learning. Don’t stop reading because you have a college certificate. School teaches how to read and write. Knowledge comes from reading many books. With the acquired knowledge, you become a game changer.


Knowledge enhances your input

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

2 Peter 1:5 KJV

Haven’t you seen hardworking people struggling? The fact that hard work leads to prosperity does not mean every hard work pays. Working in the bank does not mean you will earn millions every week or month.

There are hardworking cleaners in the bank who get a quarter of the bank manager’s weekly allowance. The cleaner and banker works in the bank. Both are hardworking, yet the bank manager’s weekly bonus is ninety times bigger than the cleaner’s monthly salary.

Do you want to know why the bank manager gets larger remuneration than the cleaner? It’s because the bank manager knows something the cleaner does not know. Your boss takes a higher salary because he knows something you do not know.

Your boss can do something you cannot do. As stated in the Holy Scriptures, you must add to your diligence (hard work) and virtue, knowledge. The reason some people are earning huge sums of money is because they solve big problems.

The problem you solve determines your value. Solve the problem of food. People will pay you for the price of that food. Solve the transportation problem by manufacturing cars, airplanes, trains, and ships. People will pay you for the price of cars, airplanes, trains, and ships.

  • What do you know (your knowledge)?
  • What can you do (your experience)?
  • What do you have (your skills)?

If you are going to be resourceful, you must learn new skills. You must learn how to solve big problems. Solving big problems does not come by laziness. It comes by studying. You must learn from others.

You must read. You must be disciplined! Study what car manufacturers do. Produce the same or better ones. People will pay you the price. Acquire the knowledge of the bank manager and solve the problem the bank manager is solving; you will receive his price.

Acquire the knowledge of successful people. Do what they are doing, and you will receive the reward people give them. For example, Mark Zuckerberg is solving the problem of social media (Facebook).

 Jeff Bezos is solving the problem of e-commerce. Larry Page and Sergey Brin (owners of Google) are solving the problem of research and internet-related problems. The “richest man” in Africa is solving the problem of production.

Warren Buffet is solving the problem of investment. If you want to be paid like Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Elon Musk, Dangote, and any “successful person,” study what they are doing.

Do what they are doing. Read books successful people studied to become who they are today. Acquire manufacturing knowledge of airplanes, televisions, mobile phones, computers, and expensive products.

Produce those products and services. People will pay you the price. If you want your country to become valuable, train your citizens, employees, and followers to manufacture rich products and services.

Train your citizens to study what successful organizations and people are studying. Let them do what successful countries and organizations are doing. It's that simple. Read the books successful people read and do what successful people do.

You will become like them! Train yourself. Manufacture profitable things. Engage in profitable products and services. Read books and watch videos about making profitable products and services.

Train your people to produce what rich countries and organizations are producing. However, don't acquire knowledge if you want to remain in poverty. If you don’t want to become a resource, please stop reading!

If you want to remain in poverty, don’t study and practice what the rich know and do. However, if you're going to become resourceful, study and do what the rich know and do.

  • Do you love books?
  • Do you love knowledge?
  • Are you applying the knowledge acquired in the books?

Study and apply knowledge (wisdom). However, don’t follow blindly. In the next article, I will write in detail the power of knowledge and its unstoppable power on the mind, spirit, and body. Kindly share the link to this article so others can grow in wisdom.

To be continued…

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