It takes so little and my mind is on this rampage to figure out the whole entire world. I know, settle down, right? I’m with you. My mind however needs some work.

One of my favorite books of the Bible is Romans. Mostly because, just as Mary Poppins would describe herself, the book of Romans is practically perfect in every way.

If you go ahead to Romans Chapter Ten though, you’d find my mind sitting there staring at verses one to three like a stalker. Or a stage five clinger. Either way, my mind is set in its ways.

“For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge”.

But their zeal, great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or objective, is not based on knowledge. Their enthuse is not based on understanding. And yet the same goes for knowledge. What is knowledge unless you’re getting excited about the Truth?

How often do I get it twisted, I wonder? While my mind wanders, I begin to realize I cannot the one from the other without causing confusion, misunderstanding, and false teaching. Proverbs 19 cuts all corners getting to the point quickly when it says “even zeal is not good without knowledge…”. One without the other isn’t good. We are not called to blind faith, but rather a testing of the spirits before God (Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God. For many false prophets have gone out into the world 1 john 4:1), and a deep devotion to understanding His Word. Authentic faith only comes when zeal holds the hand of knowledge. Beautiful.

Can I encourage you today? Stay stoked about Christ. Stay stoked because you are thoroughly aware of who He truly is as described by the infallible Word of God, The Holy Bible. I’m confident it’ll only strengthen the foundation of your zeal anyways.