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All The Answers

All The Answers

10 November 2009

Scripture:

Anyone who claims to know all the answers doesn’t really know very much. (1 Corinthians 8:2 NLT)

Knowledge tends to pride. It isn’t knowledge that’s the problem, it’s what the knowledge does to us in relation to others and in relation to God. It’s that we easily mistake knowing something for knowing everything!

Some people in the Corinthian church felt superior to new converts and to less sophisticated believers who still had some superstitions and pagan beliefs mixed with their new-found faith in Jesus Christ. Paul cautioned these better informed Christ-followers to be sensitive to their brothers and sisters and not act or speak in ways that would cause them to stumble in their journey of faith.

I’m not the best educated among the people I know, but I’m curious and like to know about things. I’m a life-long learner. One thing I know (Here’s a gem of “knowledge” for you) is that the more I learn, the more I am aware that I don’t know. And some things I felt quite sure about in terms of “how things are and ought to be” thirty years ago, now I’m not so sure of, or else I don’t see them nearly as important as I did then.

One thing I know – there’s a lot I don’t know! I want to learn something every day that will help me take today’s step forward. I want to learn something today that will keep me growing in the knowledge of God. I want to use what I learn and what I know to help others take the next steps in their journey of faith.

Prayer:

Father, thanks for your patience with us. We know we don’t know it all and that leads us to be open to learn truth. Then we learn something and that makes us proud of what we know and we immediately become less open to learning more! What are we like! Help me to stay curious about life and truth and stay willing to learn from anyone, anytime. Help me to use what I know to help others. Amen.

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