It’s not always about facts, most times there is a whole lot more! Whenever I work with people who want to enter the church, I always meet the ones who want the facts. They are hungry to know everything about the religion. They want things explained, they want to understand, they want to memorize and they want to recite. I worry about them…..
It’s not all about the facts, remember that age old distinction between knowledge and wisdom? It’s all about the relationship….. Cultivate a relationship, nourish that relationship, spend time there, listening with an open heart. God will reveal to you all that you need to know.
We can become so clinical when we stop at the facts. They are important, but they are not the whole story. The Pharisees knew that facts, but that didn’t seem to be enough for Jesus.
Knowing only facts leads us to be judgmental
Knowing God leads us to love