All around us lies an infinite treasure trove of knowledge. Anything we want to know more about, we can access—whether that comes through a quick Google search, a trip to the library, a conversation, or a YouTube tutorial. Our minds retain more and more as we read and think and watch and talk. What is the result of our everyday information consumption? Transformation. Either to the likeness of Christ or something else.
The Apostle John tells us in 1 John 2:6 that “the one who says he remains in Him should walk just as He walked.” A high standard. But it is also a joyful, lifelong, and purposeful pursuit of our Savior. God created all things through Jesus and for Him. Jesus is before all things and He holds all things together. As believers, we have unlimited access through Jesus to this infinite, good, and all-knowing God.
When someone comes to a saving faith in Christ and is made new, their brains are not automatically filled with the complete knowledge of God and programmed with a “Christian 101” step-by-step guide. Instead, God enrolls them in the School of Christ. The Apostle John is referring to those who claim to be disciples, which means “learner” or “pupil.” Disciples aren’t just learners of theology and practical applications but of a Person. Our learning is relational and rooted in the deity of Jesus.
We have the privilege of being taught by Jesus through the Word, the Holy Spirit, trials, and His Church, our fellow classmates. Our curriculum will change for eternity as we discover God's character, delve into our doubts, and experience His promises. The Psalmist prayed in 119:18, "Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law." I pray the result of our holy education would be joy, obedience, delight, and love. To know God is to love Him.