“We don’t know everything, and our prophecies are not complete. But what is perfect will someday appear, and what isn’t perfect will then disappear.” I Cor. 13:9–10 (CEV)
I take this Biblical reminder as advice that no single person, book, religion, or field of science knows everything. But, there is a complete knowing for the moment we need it. To think the all-knowing is confined to a measurable object is very depressing. What if we lived on the other side of the world from the all-knowing? What if we spoke a different language? What if we were so busy keeping the household in order we don’t have time to investigate a field of science? But, thankfully, the all-knowing is not a commodity to offer, or go out and get. The all-knowing is not even traded off for not-knowing.
A complete understanding is not a calculable. Spiritual understanding isn’t something you accumulate and use when needed. Take no pride or have little fear in what you know, or don’t know. The all-knowing is an expression. Understanding and expression are happening. Everywhere. We can’t stop expression.
When a problem is faced in life, and we need an answer―and we would like a knowing answer, not a glib answer that comes with more problems―we can trust the all-knowing to completely express an answer in the way we understand.
Do not discount the ad-infinitum ways the all-knowing can be expressed. It may be as fish swimming in a tank. An understanding may be grasped when cooking dinner or experimenting in a science lab. Spiritual knowledge can shine while shoveling snow or drawing up legal papers. The perfect (for that moment) understanding can come while watching, or being, a dancer or artist.
Refusing to lock the all-knowing into time, space, or brain allows for acceptance of knowing what we need to know. (Yes, yes, I know, that last sentence is almost laughable, but hopefully you get the gist!)
From 21st Century Science and Health:
“As human beings do not comprehend even mortal existence, they must be ignorant of the all-knowing Mind and of the creation of Spirit.”
“God is Love. Can we ask God, Mind, to be more? Love is intelligence. So, what could we possibly teach the all-knowing infinite Mind? Do we expect to change perfection? Will we plead for more at the open fountain, which is pouring forth more than we accept? The unspoken appeal does bring us closer to the source of all existence and blessedness.”
“God is not influenced by human beings. The divine ear is not an auditory nerve; the Divine is the all-hearing and all-knowing Mind, recognizing and supplying our every need.”
“God. The great “I AM;” the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence.”