I am a knowledge junky. I am one who hungers and thirsts for knowledge. And I like it that way. There is certainly no room for boredom. Whether the knowledge is about cosmology or theology or theories of consciousness – there is no end to obtaining knowledge. But with Andrew Murray’s introduction to his chapter on “The Spirit of Truth” in his book, The Indwelling Spirit, I saw something for the first time. In the Garden, God set before man two paths – one was the path of life and the other the path of knowledge. “Through life would come … knowledge” Murray says. Not “Through knowledge would come life.”
So what does that mean for a knowledge junky? Do I miss “life lessons” because I am absorbed in “book lessons?” Do I retreat from the messiness of life to the safeness of knowledge acquisition? I think that tendency is real. Today, may I not be afraid to enter into the messiness of life. Today, may I choose to learn through walking with God in the life all around me. May I choose to treasure every person whose path I cross.
 Murray, Andrew. The Indwelling Spirit (pp. 79-80). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.