Welcome to February!

Welcome February

Our theme for this month is THE PATHWAY OF KNOWLEDGE.

Let's see Job 28:7-8,

"There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen: The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it."

In the book of Job 28:7-8, the Bible described the pathway that is not accessible to the fowl, that the vulture eyes haven't seen it, the lion's whelps have not trodden it nor the fierce and strongest lion has passed by it.

Reading further in this scripture, we discovered that the pathway is a pathway of knowledge.

Each description of the animals has something spectacular in them which is significant to know. This means that, the Bible did not just mentioned them— the fowl, vulture and lion. It was intentional. The characteristics they have is not enough to make them access this pathway of knowledge.

The animals mentioned have certain characteristics in men, who have made effort to walk in the path of knowledge, both in the past and present. The Bible gives credence to the fact that, none of these characteristics in men can get them access to begin to walk in the path of knowledge. 

The fowl for instance, is any bird that is kept for its eggs. One major characteristic of a fowl is that it can enter anywhere in pursuit of its daily meal. This behaviour can be described as been inquisitive. So the Bible here explains that no amount of inquisiveness can get a man enlisted on the pathway of knowledge. The vulture and lion have the strength and relentless effort in pursuit of their desires. All these qualities qualify no man access to knowledge pathways. 

But the Bible gave us some sure access to this pathway. 

1. The Fear of God.

Job 28:23, 28, "God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.

And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding"

In this Bible passage, we are made to understand that the fear of God guarantees sure access to that pathway of knowledge.

Now, what does it mean to fear God. To fear God simply means to always acknowledge God and to depart from sin, because we know that we have a God who would one day judge the earth. 

When a man have acknowledged God and is ready to live a just life, then God by Himself will open a portal of knowledge by which he can begin to have access to His secrets and covenant. These two are the constituents of divine knowledge.

Psalms 25:14, "The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant."

2. The Love for God

1 Kings 3:3, 5, 8-12, "And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.

In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.

And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.

And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;

Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none lile thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee."

In verse 3 of this scripture, we read that "And Solomon loved the Lord" How then was his love for God proved? Very simple, by asking for understanding heart to lead right God's people. 

When Solomon made this request, God deemed it fit to not only gave him what he asked but what he did not ask. Solomon had access to the pathway of knowledge because of his love for God.

A man's true love for God can be measured in his love for those around him. If you are the type that love misleading people, love to talk others down, love to envy, love to shot-change people, you will be very far from true knowledge. The knowledge of God in your head must firstly be pure.

James 3:17, "BUT THE WISDOM THAT IS FROM ABOVE IS FIRST PURE, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy."

Just like Solomon, the strength of your love for God shown to people determines how strong you will walk on the pathway of knowledge.

Love for God

3. The Word of God.

1 Peter 2:2, "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:"

Nobody grows in the knowledge of God who neglects the word. Jesus is the same as His word. The word of God is the sure foundation for knowledge.


Psalms 119:98-99, "Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.

I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation."

When the word of God becomes your meditation, the knowledge of God becomes your inheritance.


You have been given another opportunity to meditate on God's word in this month of February. Don't take it lightly!

Below is the Bible Study Plan for February:

The pathway of knowledge

Be blessed.