Far Far Better | Love’s Greatness
…as for knowledge, it will pass away… (v. 8)
“I know how to tie my shoes and fix my own cereal,” Becky announced. “I don’t think I need to go to school anymore. I already know enough.” Becky’s mother smiled to herself and replied without turning around. “Is that so? You sure have learned a lot, but kindergarten is only the beginning. There is so much more of God’s big world that He wants you to know.” Becky wrinkled her nose. “More? More than counting to a hundred? I can already do hard puzzles and skip and whistle.” She smirked with all the superiority of a five-year-old. “I’m smarter than Austin and Blakley. They still think Santa rides in a sleigh. Duh! It’s a drone.”
Kindergartners feel pretty smug when they get a glimpse of the adult world and assume that’s all there is to know. Some of us act that way when we get a glimpse into the spiritual world. We learn a new truth about God, we study theology, or we realize we have the gift of knowledge, and sometimes we assume we know enough. But we can never know enough. The study of God is similar to the study of space. The more researches try to get to the end of it, the more they discover new universes. And the more we press in to God, the more we realize that our current knowledge is similar to Becky’s kindergarten wisdom.
The knowledge we now have is a star in the sky of all God is. Love is the telescope that helps us learn more.
Father, keep me dissatisfied with what I know. Stir in me a hunger to know more about you. The more I learn, the more there is to know. Let love propel me to learn all I can and use my knowledge to bless others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.