Proverbs 24:5 – The wise are mightier than the strong, and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger. (NLT)

Michael Faraday is one of the greatest scientists of all time. Faraday was a Christian whose beliefs influenced the way he interpreted nature. Faraday only had an elementary education and would read books. He picked an interest in electricity and tried several experiments. One day, he attended Professor Humphry Davy’s chemical lectures and wrote notes. Faraday bounded a copy and sent it to the professor with a letter requesting to work for him.

In 1812, Faraday became Professor Davy’s laboratory assistant and learned chemistry from him. He continued studying to acquire knowledge and discovered electromagnetic (relationship between light and magnetism), electrochemistry, the laws of electrolysis, benzene and other hydrocarbons. Throughout his life, Faraday was kind, humble and practised science to his best ability. He became famous to the extent that Professor Davy envied him and accused him of stealing his ideas.

There are a few lessons to learn from this great man. Firstly, he was a devoted believer who must have been inspired by God. Without the Holy Spirit, a man can acquire nothing. Job 32:8 says: “But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.” (KJV). Secondly, with the lowest form of education, he became addicted to reading and pursued knowledge. As seen in our Bible reading, knowledge is power! If you would stay ahead of your contemporaries, you must seek to know what others do not understand (2 Timothy 2:15). It was this understanding that the Children of Issachar had that they ruled others (1 Chronicles 12:32).

Thirdly, Faraday was a goal-getter. He seized the opportunity to learn, develop knowledge and made discoveries. Apostle Paul admonished us in Ephesians 5:15-17 that we must not be unwise but make every opportunity count. Finally, he was humble and hardworking. God promotes the meek and makes the diligent sit with kings (James 4:6; Proverbs 22:29). Beloved, in all thy aspiration, seek for knowledge (information). Read books, pay for educative courses that will give you an edge and sharpen your skills. As you do these, intentionally depend on the Holy Spirit for guidance. Very soon, the world shall hear about you and praise the Lord.


Hymn: I Need Thee Every Hour – Annie S. Hawks & Robert Lowry (1872)

1. Father, give me the grace and resources I need to acquire knowledge.


1. Father, anoint me afresh for innovative and weighty inventions.

2. I receive power to surpass the highest excellent records of my lineage and nation.

3. Pray concerning every project, business or exam you have now.


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