I Don’t Get to Know Everything

Today’s reading is Revelation 10.

How frustrating! Is God taunting us? Here are seven thunders that said something, but He doesn’t let us know what. Why even make us aware that the seven thunders sounded? Perhaps because we need to understand 1) God knows what we don’t and 2) we don’t get to know everything. However, do you catch what happens next? The angel announces that in the seventh trumpet the mystery of God would be fulfilled just as he announced to His prophets. That is, the mysteries that benefit us, that help us, that we need to know, we get to know. He reveals those to us. Let’s face it. Whether we like it or not, our human minds cannot handle all that God knows. But our God is a good God and reveals all we need to know. The question isn’t whether we should get to know what was in the thunders, the question is whether we will listen to what God has revealed. What about today? Will you spend more time worrying about what God hasn’t revealed, or more time living by what He has?

Tomorrow’s reading is Revelation 11.

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On Love and Knowledge

Today’s reading is 1 Corinthians 8.

God’s people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. That is always true. However, we must take care. If we allow that truth to overrun every other aspect of our service, our knowledge will destroy our brethren and us as well. Our knowledge is to be governed by love. Just because I know something, doesn’t mean I am to live it. That approach is one of arrogance, being puffed up by supposed spiritual superiority. Rather, I am to lovingly humble myself before others that they may be built up in the most holy faith. We are to protect our brothers and sisters at every turn. We are to love them more than we love our knowledge. We are to prove our love to our brethren, not prove our intelligence to anyone.

Tomorrow’s reading is 1 Corinthians 9.

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