Determined to Know Nothing


I recently had a “light bulb” moment when I read 1 Corinthians 2:2 again. In that verse the apostle Paul writes, “I am determined not to know anything, but Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” Man I love that. What a powerful statement!

My “light bulb” moment came when I realized how often I operate out of my head. I rely on what I think I know and depend on my own limited knowledge to fix problems and create plans. But this verse clearly states that nothing is more valuable or important then Jesus alone and the power of His crucifixion.

Paul says, “I am determined to not know anything but…” It’s like he’s saying, “I won’t be concerned, entertain, or even acknowledge that any wisdom is more precious than Jesus.”

It’s so tempting to run ahead of God and try to solve the many complications life brings without even recognizing God is the ultimate problem-solver.
This verse reminds me that we don’t have to have all the answers in life. That it’s good to say, “Honestly, I don’t know anything!” We don’t have to know how to fix the mess and we don’t have to understand why the mess even happened in the first place!

We can lift up our hands in joyful surrender and declare “ I . Know . Nothing !! BUT I do know Jesus Christ and the power of the crucifixion.”

When Jesus died on the cross for our sins, He did the most miraculous thing ever done on planet earth. He literally took every weight, sin, disease, and pain that could and would be inflicted on mankind. Not only did he die to save us all, He rose from the dead proving He truly was the Son of God. This incredible exchange- of Jesus’s death giving us life- is all we ever really need to know.

So today, I’m determined to know nothing. 🙂 I’m going to let go of what I think I know, and focus on Jesus alone.

// Thank you for your all-knowing wisdom, Lord. We are so grateful that we don’t have to figure it all out! Your word says that all we really need to know is who you are and the power of the cross. Help us to “lean not on our own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5) but instead just have full confidence in You and your ability. We praise you this morning!

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