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The Importance of Knowledge in Action

We often hear people saying that the right action is enough and we need not a head full of knowledge. Such a statement seems attractive to those focused on “self” since they “feel” that they are “good” due to the “good works” which they do. Knowledge teaches that even our good works (or righteous deeds or our righteousness) are filthy being tainted with self in verse below:

“For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.” (Isaiah 64:6, NASB)
Right Behaviour is built on “Right Theology (Knowledge)”
This is the ‘curse’ (or punishment of equal Judgment based on the simple logic that the ‘way we forget God’ is exactly what ‘we receive’ as our ‘own forgetting is returned to us’) especially in the context of ‘rejecting the knowledge of God’ in verse below:
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” (Hosea 4:6, NASB)
Outwardly, two Acts may look the same, but theological motivation or self-motivation within makes the “difference – inside” (e.g. ‘motives of the heart’ bringing a great difference in each comparison as God Alone sees all).
“To tell the priest to throw away theology and impress us with his personality, is exactly like telling the doctor to throw away physiology and merely hypnotize us with his glittering eye.” ~ G. K. Chesterton
The common error is to look at ‘outward appearance only’ as in the case of ‘good works’ thinking that it’s a ‘great thing’ which is actually ‘filthy’ when ‘considered together with inward-self-intentions’ as the Word of God reveals our weaknesses (shallow surface perspectives included; only God has the Perfect Inward Intention making His Works Alone Perfect):
“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 7:24, NASB)

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