"Lord Byron wrote, ‘The Tree of Knowledge is not that of Life.’
We need to see ‘knowledge’ in perspective. Our knowledge is very limited. The more we know, the more we realise how little we know. God is our creator and he alone knows everything.
There are also different types of knowledge, and they are not all equally valuable.
In French there are two different words for ‘to know’. One (savoir) means to know a fact, the other (connaître) means to know a person.
God is more interested in us knowing people than facts. The most important knowledge of all is knowing God and being known by him.
Even this is not the end though. It is never enough simply to have knowledge – you must also have love."
Excerpt from Bible in One Year 2017: Day 225; a devotional by Nicky Gumbel, Vicar of HTB London and pioneer of Alpha.