YOU DON’T KNOW!
“If you don’t do it, you don’t know” -Mike Nilson
How often do we hear someone say, “I know?” You shouldn’t smoke, “I know it.” This is an obvious example. The “I know its” are the subtle ones like, “I know I shouldn’t eat this,” and then proceed to eat it just this once. Ha!
MATTHEW 22 – A LESSON FOR US IN THE I KNOW IT CROWD
Jesus said to the “know its” of His day, “you do not know the Scriptures and power of God.”
My question runs along these lines. Was Jesus talking to only the people of His day or is He speaking to me right here, right know?
Contemplation tells me the absolute truth. I don’t know the Scriptures and the power of God. I want to know. I choose this moment to deepen my commitment to know.
What didn’t the “know its” of his day not know? They did not know the two greatest commandments!
#1. Love the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind. [Interesting heart is the first mentioned; maybe this is way EQ (emotional intelligence) is the most important skill in basketball, business, marriage and every human discipline]
#2. Love your neighbor as yourself. (It always comes back to my MOVE. Jesus places the responsibility back on the individual just as He did Himself. He made the decision to be obedient to His Father.
Today I am at choice. Do I know the two greatest commandments. Well, going back to Mike Nilson’s quote, “If you know it and don’t do it, you don’t know it.” I best live these two commands with joy and diligence.
Mike Nilson, former Gonzaga Hoop Star and all time great NBC Camper, scored 48 points in one game for Coach Crowell in England.