It's Okay To Say, "I Don't Know."
When it comes to our lives as Christians, and especially as ministers, people think we have all the answers to the questions that they have about God and life.
I do believe scripture tells us we should give an answer to why we are Christians. I think we should give an answer to why we have faith in Jesus Christ; because of hope of eternal life.
As a young minister I thought I had to have an answer for every question that was asked. I would shoot off a cliche, scripture that was out of context thinking that it might sound like I knew what I was talking about. "All things work together for good...,"etc.
I now know that it is okay to say, "I don't know." Sometimes it is even more helpful and beneficial to the individual to say, "I don't know." God knows all things. Man on the other hand...
We must be humble enough to admit what we do not understand and good enough ministers to say, "Let me look that up and I'll let you know what I find." Isaiah 55:8-9 says, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." May Christians and especially ministers be humble enough to say, "I don't know."
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