Matthew 22:29 - "You are wrong because you know neither the scriptures nor God's power."
In this passage Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for their ignorance of the scriptures and God's power. What was the cause?
They didn't allow the scriptures to lead them to God. They didn't understand......not really understand. The word "know" in this passage speaks of "personal experience." They tried to learn apart from such an experience. Their study didn't lead them to an encounter with God. It became an end in itself.
Christianity is not a philosophy; it is a relationship. It's the "God encounter" that makes the concepts powerful. We must require this of ourselves.
We must seek until we find.
We must be moved with the love of God to the point that we seek His face until we are "clothed with power from on high!"
Luke 11:10 - "For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door will be opened."
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY