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  • Troy Fullmer

The Christlike Attribute of Knowledge: Pursuing the Path to Eternal Truth

In our journey of discipleship, seeking divine knowledge is a crucial aspect of becoming more Christlike. As we emulate the life and teachings of the Savior, we come to realize that knowledge is not solely about accumulating facts or academic prowess; rather, it is about acquiring wisdom, light, and understanding that lead us to those eternal truths. This pursuit of divine knowledge, Christlike Knowledge, is an ongoing process of discovery and transformation that can be a lifelong pursuit.

Not only did the Savior demonstrate a profound knowledge during His mortal ministry, but He also extended that knowledge beyond the temporal to the eternal. He possessed perfect insight into the hearts of individuals, offering divine solace to the troubled, profound insight to the inquisitive, and tender guidance to the lost.

To develop this Christlike attribute of knowledge, we must cultivate a teachable spirit - a willingness to learn from various sources, including scripture, prayer, personal revelation, and the wise counsel of others. By immersing ourselves in the scriptures, we access the divine source of knowledge, uncovering pearls of wisdom that can guide our decisions and actions.

Moreover, as we align ourselves with heaven's guidance, we come to comprehend that true knowledge is intertwined with love and compassion. Christ's knowledge was never void of charity; rather, it was coupled with infinite love for all of God's children. As we seek understanding, we must not lose sight of the importance of kindness and empathy towards others, appreciating the infinite worth and divine potential in everyone we encounter.

In our quest for knowledge, we will encounter moments of uncertainty or doubt. However, we can find reassurance in the Savior's divine assurance: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you" (Matthew 7:7). As we earnestly seek divine guidance, the light of Christ will illuminate our minds, dismissing darkness and doubt, and illuminating the path to the eternal truth and peace that we all seek.

In conclusion, the Christlike attribute of knowledge is not confined to the realms of academia but transcends into the realms of the heart and soul. It is a journey of enlightenment, of drawing closer to God, and of understanding our divine heritage and potential. By cultivating humility, love, and a teachable spirit, we open our hearts to the wisdom and light that Christ offers. As we embrace this attribute, we draw closer to the Savior and, in turn, become instruments in His hands, offering truth, light, understanding, and compassion to a world in need.

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