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Know It All

by Joanna Pierce on May 25, 2016

Have you ever met someone who has an answer for everything? I think we can honestly say these folks are a little difficult to deal with. For me, let’s just say it’s a good thing I have the Holy Ghost. But, even with the Holy Ghost there is a small part of me that secretly prays God would evaporate some of a know-it-all’s brain cells, so the next time s/he acts as if they have all the answers, they won’t…

Don’t judge me too harshly here because you’re human too, dear reader. We can’t possibly like everyone we encounter. But, we can love them—with our without a few critical brain cells.

After encountering some of these people, we may be left feeling agitated, inferior, or even perplexed by the complexities of life. How can a human know it all?

I’ll let you in on a little secret. These self-proclaimed know-it-alls can’t possibly know everything. That privilege alone belongs to God.

Scripture tells us in Proverbs 2:6:

For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding (KJV).

The implied truth here? Wisdom, knowledge, and understanding originate with God. He’s the One who created everything and He’s also the One with the ability to know everything (I John 3:20).

When I actually think about it, I love the fact that God knows everything and I don’t. I know that sounds a little far-fetched, but it just helps me realize all the more how great a God we serve! We cannot compare to the glory and majesty of God.

Be comforted today because we don’t have to know it all. God takes care of knowing it all. Take satisfaction in this—rejoice in not knowing what we don’t know. When God’s ready for us to know, Proverbs 2:6 says He’ll give us the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.

Don’t seek to be your own know-it-all. Scripture tell us not to be “wise” in our own eyes (Proverbs 3:7). Instead, hunger and thirst after God, and He is willing to give knowledge to those who seek after Him (James 1:5)!

And, when it’s all said and done? You’ll know everything God wants you to know.