Why We Don’t Need to Know Everything!
Based on a recent Bible Study with Bob Yandian
Did you know that it’s really a blessing that we don’t know everything?
That may seem hard to swallow, but it’s true. If we knew everything about the future, we would have no future. There would be no excitement or anticipation, and we definitely would have no walk of faith in the Lord.
What are some of the things we don’t know?
- We don’t know what will happen tomorrow (James 4:14). James told his congregation that they used to pray and seek God for answers, but they were now relying on their own knowledge instead of asking God. As smart as we are, there are things the Holy Spirit can bring us that we cannot even dream of.
- We don’t know how to pray as we ought (Romans 8:26). Here we are told to pray in the Spirit because we don’t know what to pray for. When we pray in the Spirit, we build ourselves up, and it makes us sensitive to the will of God.
- We don’t know anything about our birth (Acts 17:26). We didn’t choose the time we were born in. We had no choice of a nation, a city, our nationality, our socio-economic background, our gender, our parents, our looks, or our race. It’s amazing, yet sad how we separate ourselves over things we had no control over.
But doesn’t the Bible say that the Holy Spirit will show us all things as well as things to come, and isn’t one of the gifts of the Spirit the word of knowledge?
These are true, but it doesn’t say He will show you EVERYTHING to come. And I believe the Holy Spirit shows us all the things we need to know at a particular time. A word of knowledge is just that—A WORD. That’s one little piece of God’s vast expanse of knowledge that God shows you specifically for you for that time.
What DO we know?
- The righteous will never be forsaken.
- The gates of hell will not prevail against the church.
- The gospel will be preached, souls will be won, and signs and wonders will continue.
- Satan may win a battle, but he’s going to lose the war. We’ve read the back of the book!
- Satan is temporary, and the church is eternal.
So Satan’s a loser, and you are a winner! The victories of a loser are temporary, but so are the losses of a winner.
In the words of an old hymn:
Many things about tomorrow
I don’t seem to understand,
But I know who holds tomorrow,
And I know who holds my hand.