Don Heberly
by Bro. Don Heberly
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Knowledge is a great treasure --- but, it also is a basis for a great responsibility. In one of Jesus' parable He concludes with ". . . For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required: . . .", Luke 12:48. Without doubt the "good" that is spoken of in our text, above, comes from the fountain-head of God Himself. James 3:13 speaks of the gravity of receiving knowledge:"Who is a wise man and endowed with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness and wisdom." The word "conversation" means behavior, or manner of life. "Unto whom much is given, of him much is required: . . .", Luke 12:48.

The acquistion of knowledge is not, in this day and age, a problem. The problem is largely that folk don't want to know the truth. Good pastors, teachers, books, etc. are readily available. In fact, often folk are interrupted in home, business, sick bed, and other places --- and are advised as to the Saviour, and the way of the good life.

I think of those who have professed a faith in Christ and now live like the benighted world. Our text brands that deviation as "sin". The Word says: "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." Paul advised Titus, a faithful servant of God, to affirm these truths to those with whom he served. "This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men." Notice the words: "maintain good works".

Brethren, let's be pushing toward the goal of teaching the truth, and urging the believers to maintain a practice of those principles of the faith --- Jesus is coming! DDH

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