Question:To Whom Do You Attribute Your Knowledge,Wisdom And Knowledge Of Scripture?
Donald Bohanon: To God.God gets all the credit.The Bible says the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding…Proverbs 9:10..
This is not necessarily a shot at my family but to be truthful I can’t attribute it to my immediate family because my father wasn’t around and many of my other family members have actually fought against my success in one way or another.And really wanted to see me fail and that still applies today.
So not only have I had to deal with outside opposition,but I have had to deal with opposition from many immediate family members as well.And some may even be trying to take credit for my work here on this site and other projects while falsely trying to represent themselves as righteous and spiritually and biblically knowledgeable.
But in reality are some of the biggest hypocrites and biblically ignorant people I know.Me and God working together as God works through me alone(and no one else) provide the biblical knowledge,wisdom and spiritual discernment,I provide and offer on this site.With the exception of the information offered by some of God’s true churches that I post periodically on this site.
And to be honest many of those immediate family members are not wise and are very limited in knowledge but rather try to exalt themselves and desire to be praised and glorified because of their very limited knowledge..And will often seek to exalt themselves spiritually while having little to no knowledge or obedience to scripture.But I still love them,these are just some of the things the righteous must endure.
But they do well to consider God will not even spare family members when it comes to the persecution of his servants..Galatians 5:10.So it could have only come from God considering most other potential sources acted as roadblocks and impediments in many ways.It didn’t come from my father,mother,uncles,brothers etc.Because instead of offering crucial and beneficial knowledge many of them would act as roadblocks to that knowledge.
I can only assume because they didn’t want me to move forward and outshine them.Or come across as appearing smarter or more knowledgeable than them.But many being blinded by their own wickedness can’t see those are the kinds of individuals God works through.
The good and decent who are hated oppressed and despised.Not the proud,arrogant and unyielding…James 4:6..That’s the only logical reason I can come up with.But that is the complete opposite of the kind of person I am.So dealing with that can be a bit frustrating and challenging as well.Because as you can see I freely share knowledge and insight at no cost.
But I must also attribute some of my biblical knowledge as it relates to the importance of doctrine/following the commandments and word of God as a whole to the true churches of God.But you can say that comes from God as well because he provided them with the information to give to me and others.
But it’s equally as important to understand I have learned just as much or even more studying scripture myself.As God has directly revealed much spiritual knowledge to me as I’ve studied his word..But yes my knowledge,wisdom and knowledge of God, all come directly from God.
Because before I was born he created in me the ability to grasp and learn these things.And led me to many of the things that aided me in acquiring that wisdom and knowledge.And because the fear of God produces these things in that it puts you in a humble state of mind, a child like mindset,where God can reveal deeper spiritual knowledge to the person who is fearful and yielded to God and his purpose.