Scripture Reading: John 6:66–69
A. Knowledge is a precious and powerful thing, but we also should know that knowledge isn’t everything (1 Corinthians 8:1–3; 13:2).
B. While there are some things we will never know, when it comes to the things that matter the most, we can know.
I. I may not know why I am suffering, but I can know it is beneficial.
A. Paul knew his present suffering was nothing in comparison to the coming glory (Romans 8:18–25).
B. He knew he had the Spirit to help him (vv 26–27).
C. He knew all things work together for good (vv 28–30).
D. He knew that no amount of suffering could sever him from Christ’s love (vv 31–39).
II. I don’t know what the future holds, but I know God will help me.
A. Paul didn’t know what was around the next corner (Acts 20:22–23).
B. He knew that hard times were coming for Christians (Acts 20:29–30).
C. He knew he could face death itself as long as he knew God was with him (Acts 20:24; 2 Timothy 4:18).
III. I don’t know when the Lord will return, but I know that He will.
A. None of us knows the day (1 Thessalonians 5:1–2).
B. Our ignorance regarding that day need not make us any less certain of it (2 Peter 3:1–11).
IV. I can’t answer every question, but I know Jesus is the answer to the most important question of all.
A. When Jesus healed the blind man, there were a lot of unknowns (John 9:2, 12, 21, 25, 29).
B. The things that mattered the most were clear (vv 25, 38).
C. Although some things are hard to understand (2 Peter 3:16), the really important things we can know for sure (John 6:68–69).
A. We will never know what tomorrow holds, but the fact that God is already there should give us the assurance to face it.
B. Jesus may not give you the answer to all of the questions that you have, but He will be the answer to the question that matters most.