Morning Devotional

Lord, You Know

Lean not on your own understanding.

[Proverbs 3:5]

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“There are things we know we know,” Donald Rumsfeld said. “We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we don’t know… it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.”

When it comes to the ways of God, there is much we do not know. When God asked Ezekiel if the dry bones could live, Ezekiel simply said, “Lord God, You know” (Ezekiel 37:3). When the heavenly being asked John, “Who are these arrayed in white robes?” in Revelation 7:13, John replied, “Sir, you know.”

Sometimes we need to say, “Lord, You know.” The Bible tells us not to lean on our own understanding, which means we shouldn’t be too confident in our ability to figure everything out. Knowing what we don’t know is the beginning of humility, and humility is a precursor to wisdom.

If you’re struggling to understand a particular “why” or “what if” or “if only” in your life, give it to God and trust Him with all your heart. Learn to say, “Lord, You know.”

The answers we need will be found, not in explaining our circumstances, but in understanding God’s character.

~ Bryan Chapell ~

[The Hardest Sermons You’ll Ever Have to Preach]

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