Proverbs 21.10 (NIV)
1 My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
2 turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding,
3 and if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
4 and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD
and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the LORD gives wisdom,
and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 He holds victory in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
8 for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.
9 Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
I don’t know everything
I don’t know everything, and I am not in the least bit concerned. I am, in fact, on a need to know basis with God but in the best sense possible. I know what God has given me, what he has decided I need to know he tells me.
v6 For the Lord gives wisdom. . .
Why do we get so upset because of what we don’t know? What if someone asks me this? Or how do I answer that?
If I am pursuing God and receiving his words of truth, then I know everything I need to know and what I do know has entered my heart. (See verse 10.)
v5 Then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
Pursuing God we come to know God, not just truth about God. Only truth about God does not produce this wonderful fear that indicates we are in the presence of majesty and we must bow. Now this reverence blankets us in a holy hush. Shh. . .You don’t need to be concerned with such child.
Habakkuk 2:20 (NIV) “. . .the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him.”
In his presence I know enough
In his presence I know enough. I know God.
And now in holy silence I rest in what God has chosen to tell me.