The need to know

We have become used to being able to find out the answer to everything.  Research is breaking boundaries of things previously not understood.  A Google search helps us find out things we don’t know.  With our thirst for knowledge our tolerance for the things we can’t understand has become less and less.

Today’s set reading is this:

Genesis 2:15-17

15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”

And it got me thinking…

Are there some things that we are not meant to know?  Some things that should just be left to God?

If we did know, would it help us?  Would we use the information in the right way?  When we think we know, do we just use the information to sit in judgement?

Can we leave not knowing with God, or do we want to understand him fully?  Can we ever fully understand God and his ways?

Just wondering – what do you think?


Edit: interestingly I’ve just read the comments on this passage on The Methodist Church daily Bible Reading notes  – making a similar point from a different angle…

~ by pamjw on November 2, 2012.

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