Not Knowing


“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

1 Corinthians 2:9

I hate not knowing. Hate it. Even when it comes to surprises or surprise parties, if you tell me that you have a surprise for me then it’s game over for you because I will definitely annoy you until you tell me.

But Paul says here in 1 Corinthians that no one has seen or heard or has any idea at all about what God has in store for His people. Basically, nobody knows — except for God.

In this verse from 1 Corinthians, Paul is paraphrasing a verse from Isaiah 64, when Isaiah is writing to the very few who were still following God at that time. They’re pleading for God to come and considering His great and mighty works. And then, they remember that there is no God besides the one true God. If they trust in Him and wait upon Him, then they will see God act for them.

Paul refers to Isaiah 64 to remind us that God’s wisdom and plan are bigger and better than our own. He wants his readers to know that only God offers real wisdom and he reminds us to tune out the crazy noise of this world. He assures us that we can know real wisdom too, known to us through the Holy Spirit.

So while there are a lot of things that we don’t know, one thing we can count on is this: That God offers us knowledge about Him through the Holy Spirit. That if you hate not knowing, well you’re in luck, because God wants us to know Him and He provides us a way to get to know Him.

PRAYER: God, thank You for revealing Yourself to me and for giving me the Holy Spirit. Thank You for wanting to know me and for letting me know You. I want to know you more for the rest of my life, Lord. Amen.