“Do you understand all you know about what you are doing?”
At the time I thought it was a strange question and wrote it off as coming from his youth, inexperience, and need to feel important.
Over the years his question has remained with me. I’m always meditating on it and tossing it around in my thoughts. This is especially true when I’m meditating in the Word of God or a doctrine many of us hold differing interpretations of.
My thought during this day is:
“Do I understand all I know about God?”
The only true answer would have to be:
“I think I do but I know I don’t.”
I think about eternity a lot. It is strange how many of us speak of eternity as if it has a time element. We all know eternity is not constrained by linear time. Then again, maybe in some form it is.
We know God has no beginning and will never have an ending. We know God knows the ending of things before the beginning of things. We know He is Eternal and exists in everything, past, present, and future during this moment of our time in this world.
Over the years my limited mind has accepted the misguided idea that when we enter eternity with Him we will no longer be bound by the dimension of time. This may be true, however, there must be some form of restraint even there. Consider this:
|“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”|
Do you see, by this one statement my thinking is proven to be wrong. The angels in heaven are in eternity with God. If there is no restriction what so ever on them they would know when that day and hour is because they would be existing in it just as God is existing in it.
Another thing in this statement I need to consider is when Jesus spoke these words not even He knew when the day and the hour will come. Therefore, if Jesus, during His earthly ministry, was fully God and fully man, why didn’t He know? God knows everything and there is no question, Jesus is God.
Once again, I’m tossing the question around in my mind:
“Do I understand all I know about the Word of God?”
Every Word is more important than the breath we take while reading it. We will stop breathing one day however the Word of God is forever. That is, every Word He has spoken.
What I have written is only an example. If I were to look deeply into every thing found in every verse I read, in each verse I would find many questions which are unanswered in my understanding.
When one goes through brokenness he must unlearn everything he has been taught if he is to learn Truth revealed by the one true Teacher.
Blessings to All,