All I Know
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All I Know

I enjoy getting email responses to the almost daily devotionals I send to you.  Most of the time the responses are pleasant reactions to a story that triggered a good memory for someone.  Occasionally I get negative replies. That’s okay.  I am certainly under no delusion that everything I write is wonderful.  Recently I got a different kind of response.  The writer requested that I write on different topics other than my usual “Jesus loves me” topic.   It reminded me of a church member who came to me after a morning sermon and said, “When are you going to start preaching about something other than “this love stuff?”   Sorry.  I don’t know anything else that is more important.  Some like to preach about prophecy.   Others like to preach about self-help psychology issues.  Others like to preach about the history of the Old Testament.  But I like my rut.  It’s a good rut.

Paul wrote in I Corinthians 2:2, “For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” Paul also spoke of the importance of the body having a head, arms, legs, etc.  We all can’t be the same.  We need people to speak of prophecy.  We need Old Testament scholars.  We need self-help material.   When we combine it all it makes for a healthy whole.  Therefore, God gives different gifts and different callings.  Through the years I have tried most of those other things.  However, I have never been good at prophecy.  Things rarely work out the way I believe they will.  As for self-help, I have enough trouble keeping myself disciplined let alone tell you how to fix your problems.   I have come to the realization I need to focus on the one and only thing I really do know.  Jesus loves you and me.

Written by Roger Bothwell on August 12, 2009

Spring of Life Ministry, PO Box 124, St. Helena, CA 94574