November 30, 2019
I was studying a Greek textbook recently in researching Luke’s second volume, the book of Acts. I came across something I’d written in the margin of one of the pages- “Too much certainty can be a bad thing. There must be an element of mystery, a touch of the unknown, in all truth”.
I was thinking at the time of several people I have interacted with in my 50 years in the ministry. People who “know everything for sure”, and have the accompanying spiritual arrogance to prove it. Little wonder they are quickly dismissed by pure-hearted seekers after God.
Anyone with basic bible knowledge remembers that even the wisest man who ever lived, Solomon, acknowledged that the Lord dwells in”the thick darkness”(1Kings 8:12). There is more about Him that we don’t know than what we do know.
Personally I value the humility and faithful spiritual plodding of the pilgrim who is continually learning. Faith, after all, is a journey, not a destination.