What we know has to be submitted to the Lord so He can bring revelation and speak to us about all we do not know. What is familiar to us can sometimes be taken for granted and close our desires to learn more in an area. As we grow in the Lord, we constantly receive new depths in His Word as He gives us our daily spiritual bread.
When the Lord leads us to do something new, He may not want us to use the ways it has been done in the past. When David had come against the Philistines, he inquired of the Lord what His ways were with every battle. Moses had instructions to strike the rock in order for water to gush out in one instance. When the children of Israel ran out of water again, God told Moses to speak to the rock this time for the water to be released. God is very specific. He said to speak to the rock, not strike it. At that time Moses was angry. The flesh will always try to hinder us from obeying God. Moses let his flesh take control and he did what he had known to do in his past: strike the rock.
As we follow the Lord, it’s not what we know, but who we know that matters. As we grow in the knowledge of the Lord, we are able to be free from the knowledge that may hinder us from walking in newness of life, from glory to glory.
1 Corinthians 8:2-3 “And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.”