Mar 1, 2017

All I know Is That I know Nothing ... But God

Common Sense Commentary:  "As for me, all I know is that I know nothing." Socrates. Aristotle learned from Plato and Plato from Socrates.... but we have all learned from the three of them.
So one of the most analytical brains in history, who observed and absorbed all the information he could search out on the mysteries of the world and universe, came to realize that the more he learned, the more he understood that he knew nothing. It was his advanced knowledge of a massive volume of information that awakened the revelation in him that the more he knew the more he realized his total knowledge was infinitesimal. This is the paradox of all paradoxes, that the more you know, the more you know that you know nothing compared to the universal, limitless volume of information which only God's mind can contain. He is omniscient. We know so little. But God has given us the capacity to know all we need to know about ourselves, Him, His will, and purpose for us in worshiping and in serving Him. Beyond that, learn all you can learn of facts and truth, the world and universe, but major on simply knowing God and His will for you. "But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matt.6:33. Jesus is here saying that the most anyone can know is to know God and his righteousness.

So the most any of us can know is God and we can know that we know that we know Him through Jesus Christ. We can't even know ourselves ... accurately... unless we know simply that we are sinners saved by grace through faith in Jesus.

As Paul said ... "For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified." 1 Cor.2:2.

He who is known as the wisest man who ever lived, the writer of the wisdom books, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, wrote in the history of Kings, "... O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in." 1 Kings 2:7. Here was the true greatness of King Solomon... humility if the midst of power, fame, wealth and knowledge. To know that you know not....much. 

Those who think they know the most ... know the least of truth and of God.

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