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Our Knowledge Is Incomplete at Best – 1 Corinthians 13:12

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV

There was a time in my life when I thought I understand the Scriptures pretty well. I had spent a considerable amount of time in study, meditation, and memorization. I knew there was still more to learn. But it seemed like I was well on my way.

But the older I have gotten, and the more I have learned, I have come to understand that I have still only scratched the surface. And I believe that this verse expresses that. Now, I know in part. My knowledge is incomplete. As is my ability to fully understand even the little bit that I know.

But there is coming a time when I shall fully know. One day God will call me home to be with him. And then I will more fully understand what I have only dimly perceived before.

In the mean time I will continue to try, in my very limited way, to know God, and his activity among us, more fully. And hopefully I can be gracious to others who are on the same journey. Especially to those who have arrived at a different perspective on many things that are not as clear as we might like them to be.


The views expressed here are solely mine and do not necessarily reflect those of any other person, group, or organization. While I believe they reflect the teachings of the Bible, I am a fallible human and subject to misunderstanding. Please feel free to leave any comments or questions about this post in the comments section below. I am always interested in your feedback.

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