Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Mother of Knowledge

I used to have an uncle who repeated almost everything my aunt said. It wasn’t a full repetition; it was rather the last five or six words of her sentence . . . six words of her sentence. The repeating came in while she was still trailing off. He probably didn’t even know he was doing it. It was a substantiation, an echo of what was being said. Once I noticed it, I was fascinated by it and as a child it sure helped me remember what she said. It’s been well-said that repetition is the mother of knowledge. Repetition is the mother of knowledge. If you want to get God’s word into your memory, write it down, then review it and review it again. Then repeat it out loud, again, and then again until it automatically echoes in your mind. Three times in a matter of a couple of minutes Jesus repeated the necessity of the new birth as a means of entering Heaven (John 3:1-5). Three times. Never be slow to repeat this truth in the ears of the unsaved. They need to hear it again and again until it sinks into their minds--that we have angered God and we are heading for Hell. No amount of good works can save us--only the grace of God in Jesus Christ, through the new birth. Those who surrender to the Savior usually say that they had heard the gospel repeated many times, but suddenly it was the first time they “heard” it.