Our Daily Bread Devotional 31 August 2022 ODB Today Titled When Knowledge Hurts
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TOPIC: WHEN KNOWLEDGE HURTS
Our Daily Bread Devotional 31st August 2022 ODB Today || Bible Verse
For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief. – Ecclesiastes 1:18
Our Daily Bread Devotional 31 August 2022 ODB Today || Today’s Scripture: Ecclesiastes 1:12–18
READ || Our Daily Bread Devotional 31 August 2022 ODB Today || INSIGHT
Zach Elder and his friends pulled up to shore after a twenty-five-day rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. The man who came to retrieve their rafts told them about the COVID-19 virus. They thought he was joking. But as they left the canyon their phones pinged with their parents’ urgent messages. Zach and his friends were stunned. They wished they could return to the river and escape what they now knew.
In a fallen world, knowledge often brings pain. The wise Teacher of Ecclesiastes observed, “With much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief” (1:18). Who hasn’t envied a child’s blissful ignorance? She doesn’t yet know about racism, violence, and cancer. Weren’t we happier before we grew up and discerned our own weaknesses and vices? Before we learned our family’s secrets—why our uncle drinks heavily or what caused our parents’ divorce?
The pain from knowledge can’t be wished away. Once we know, it’s no use pretending we don’t. But there’s a higher knowledge that empowers us to endure, even thrive. Jesus is the Word of God, the light that shines in our darkness (John 1:1–5). He “has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption” (1 Corinthians 1:30). Your pain is your reason to run to Jesus. He knows you and cares for you. By: Mike Wittmer
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Our Daily Bread Devotional 31 August 2022 ODB Today || REFLECT: What’s something you wished you didn’t know? Tell Jesus about it. Then leave it with Him. Whenever it troubles you, take it to Jesus again.
Jesus, I don’t enjoy pain, but if it drives me to You, it’s worth it.
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