I learned a while ago now… I really don’t know anything. In fact the more I “know”, the less I know. Why? Because the more I know the more I see there is to be known, which far outweighs anything I could possibly know.
Furthermore, if I maintain a posture of not knowing anything, I am a candidate for everything!
But we have a tendency to think that the more I know, the “better” I am. And if I don’t know certain things, then I am deficient somehow. And that I “should” know everything. But of course it’s impossible to know everything. So why do I buy into such an erroneous lie?
If I equate knowing things, or intelligence with my value, then I am at a deficit. Under those conditions, it would never matter how much knowledge I could acquire, I would still be not as good as someone else who seems to know more than me. Here are a couple of points to consider…
2 Timothy 3:7 “always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.”
1 Cor. 12 “Don’t be so naive and self-confident. You’re not exempt. You could fall flat on your face as easily as anyone else. Forget about self-confidence; it’s useless. Cultivate God-confidence.”
So it’s possible to keep learning and learning and learning and still not know the truth. For example, we can gather all the facts about things, but only the Truth can make us free. I know people with Masters Degrees that live dead and empty lives and never make good choices, and waste their lives doing drugs and alcohol; they know alot, but they’re not free.
“Truth goes Beyond Facts.”
In the second reference, it refers to putting all your stock in what you do know, and pridefully thinking “you got this”. Watch out, you can easily blow it. So I have learned over time, that if I maintain a posture of not knowing anything, I am a real strong candidate for anything and everything!