Infinite Ignorance


Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom andknowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions.

~Romans 11:33, NLT


Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former.

~Albert Einstein

I disagree and agree with Einstein. First of all, God is infinite in all his attributes. He does have infinite knowledge and wisdom and I am sorry that Albert didn’t understand this but I am in full agreement with him on man’s stupidity or ignorance. There is no limit to how much we do not know. We know for less than we don’t know.  I saw a man at SAMS last Friday, he was wearing a T-shirt that read, “I know that I don’t know.” I like it and wish everyone had the humility to wear a shirt with that message on the front. The thought first dawned on me a few months ago: there is too much knowledge in this world for me to take in. I learn something knew everyday but, there is infinitely more that I do not know. There is a limit to what I know but there is no limit to what I do not know–thus my ignorance is infinite. In spite of all my learning; I am still overwhelmed by my ignorance.

Some one was telling me a week ago or so that sheep are immune to snake venom. This was news to me. I did a little research and I found that sheep and horses have a natural immunity to rattle snakes. Anti-venom used to treat rattlesnake bites come from either horses or sheep. According to my research, the horse and sheep are not immune to all poisonous snake venom but they are immune to the pit-viper {rattle snake}. The Mongoose, which looks nothing like a goose, is immune to cobra venom. A mongoose will fight a cobra and win. He ends up eating the snake for lunch. What I first heard was that a “LAMB” was immune to snake venom. I am telling you what I heard, not what was actually said, so I thought, “I got me a sermon.” The LAMB is immune to the SNAKE. I suppose it is true, Jesus the Lamb cannot be destroyed by Satan the serpent. The serpent did bite HIM but the bite was not fatal. It appeared to be fatal but the resurrection proved otherwise.

There is a lot we do not know; like how many democrats does it take to lower taxes? We don’t know, it has never been done. I mentioned the heat wave in the Sunday bulletin but I wrote it before everything changed. The shower Friday evening changed everything. June is a weather fan, so I asked her when I got in, what happened to the forecast. She said, they changed it. Yeah, I guess so because they got it wrong and I made the mistake of believing them. The get it wrong more than they get it right and so do we. Our ignorance overwhelms our knowledge.


Got to the office this morning and was so excited about not having a Monday morning meeting and a schedule to keep that I totally forgot to do the blog. Had it ready, just forgot to post.

One cautious praise: Hope got to spend the weekend with us. She went to church with us and was a part of our Father’s Day celebration. I have to be honest with you. There have been times when I doubted this would ever happen. She is not 100% yet but has made some major advances in her recovery. June and I are thankful and we appreciate all those prayers. At the same time, we are very concerned about our friends who are having a difficult time. Please continue to pray for Gregg and Traci. Gregg gets to stay at home for two weeks and then he goes back to Little Rock. He has lost over 75 pounds. Pray that he gets his appetite back. When it comes to eating and enjoying food, Gregg is our champion. Lately, he has not felt like eating so pray that this changes.

Have a good day and thanks for reading the blog.


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