How Learning Will Make You Realize You Never Stop

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Daily Reading: 1 Kings 7 GW; 1 Corinthians 8 GW

Learning doesn’t end.

Know-it-alls are people who know everything about everything, including the future. They can’t admit they don’t have all the answers.  Pride rears its ugly head when someone can’t utter the words, “I don’t know.”

“But if they love God, they are known by God.” (1 Corinthians 8:3 GW)

God knows the know-it-alls in your life and whether they love Him or not.  Sometimes, we’re guilty of thinking we have all the answers.  The truth is, God is the only one who is privy to all the details of life.  We won’t get answers to some questions until we see the pearly gates.  Nowhere in scripture does God say we are to know everything. 

Becoming comfortable not knowing opens the door for a lifetime of learning.  When I first started following Christ, I was afraid to get into conversations with people about my faith.  The reason, because I don’t have all the answers.  My fear of incorrectly responding kept me from talking about Jesus.  But then I realized, God isn’t asking me to know everything. He just wants me to trust that He does.

Only God knows

Instead of answering, “I don’t know,” my response is, “Only God knows the answer to that question.”  In time, God reveals answers to us, but not all at once.  Searching for meaning gives us purpose in life.  

No matter who in your life acts like a know-it-all, they don’t.  Unless they carry the title “Creator of the World,” they do not have all the facts.  When you search for meaning in your life, go to the one who knows, God.

Become comfortable in the unknown.  Enjoy the lifelong learning journey God has you on today.  Each day, learn something new.

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Lord, thank You for having all the answers to this life we lead.  Forgive us for acting like we know more than You do.  Help us become comfortable in the unknown.  Let us change our language from “I don’t know” to “Only God knows the answer,” in so doing, reminding ourselves of who is truly in control.  Lord, help us live this day to the fullest.  Let us learn what You have for us to learn today.  Never let us stop learning.  IJNIP. Amen

Question for reflection

What has God taught you lately?

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