It’s the information age and big data is going to save us and the more we know the higher we will rise, don’t you know?
Or perhaps it’s just that we want to prove we know more than the next guy, that we are in the know, in style, across the game, up with the Joneses, not missing out.
And maybe when we hear what’s going on we can’t resist contributing our superior knowledge and experience, looking down by enlightening.
But verses today put paid to all of that, put the lie to our culture’s view that it’s all about knowing, all about filling our heads with headlines and computers with a million files or leaking someone else’s files to the world.
And of course information, data, knowledge is a tradeable power on earth, but not in heaven.
Oh, and the verses:
‘Those who think the know something do not know as they ought to know. But whoever loves God is known by God.’ 1 Corinthians 2,3
In other words, what ever you think you know is at best partly or minority known. But when ever you love you are competely and utterly known by the only One that knows everything.
Being known is what we all desire, at the heart of things. Love brings that, not knowledge. And just as well, or else all of us who know nothing would miss out.
Love over information.