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I Don’t Know

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Those three words are hard to say. We want to be able to know the answer and to give it to others. Too many times in life we open our mouth and give advice when we really don’t know the answer. Maybe we’re afraid we’ll look dumb or that we have to have an answer. Maybe the answer is that we don’t know.

Sometimes tragedies happen and people die. Sometimes relationships don’t work out. Sometimes we don’t get the job we thought we should have gotten. Sometimes…

The problem we have is that we correlate I don’t know as something negative. Maybe it’s a good thing. Maybe we’re not supposed to know. Job thought he knew alot so God asked him some questions.

Job 38

Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof…

This is just the beginning. The questions get harder from there.

I’m sure Job gave a second thought to his answers. Shouldn’t we? It’s ok to say we don’t know, because we don’t. We think we’re smart and we’re afraid of looking dumb. But sometimes, or should I say oftentimes, God’s plan is so big and so complex that we can’t even start to fathom how it all works.

To end this post I’m going to answer the question that I know you’re wanting to ask. Your question may be ‘Why are you writing this and what do you want me to get from it?’

My answer: ‘I don’t know’.

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