Monday, January 26, 2009

Know, Knew, Knee?

Do you ever stop to think how much stuff is out there to be learned?

How many things we don't know? And don't even know we don't know?

And in addition to what we don't know are things that we think we know, but don't.

I've had an enlightening weekend - one thing I thought I knew and was WRONG, and another fun little discovery that I knew but didn't know I knew.

Are you confused yet? Good! I will now leave the generalities (and the words "know" & "knew") behind and move on to what I actually have to say.

Which isn't much, after all this buildup.

ANYWAY.... I have a phrase that comes in handy in all sorts of ways, and I have always used it as a Biblical truth.

Word to the wise: anything you hold as a Biblical truth you should be able to provide a Biblical reference to back it up.

I was very dismayed to learn that "all things in moderation" is not in the Bible. Similar passages you could use to argue a point, maybe, but not that phrase. Oops. Disconcerting.

And my other little discovery...

There is Veggie Tales song in which a character portraying King Saul asks the one playing David, "you aren't going to sing are you?"

When David nods in response, Saul then says, "Couldn't you just play your harp and I'll throw things at you?"

I have always, (as in, for the several years that I've known this song) thought this was a reference to people throwing rotten tomatoes at performers. Especially since the people were being portrayed by vegetables and all.

But today in the van it all of a sudden hit me what that REALLY meant!

As you may have already known or guessed, that line is actually a reference to the time Saul threw his spear at David while David was playing his harp for Saul. (I Samuel 19:9)

I'm not sure how long I have known that story, but it's been long enough I should have made that connection by now.

Makes me wonder what else is right under my nose that I don't know!


Alltel12fan said...

Ryan Newman was in Shreveport a couple of years ago for I think Reeves Marine or something to open. My parents went and got me a place in line early since they live in Atlanta. I drove from Dallas and joined them in the line. It was pretty cool. I've since been to the races out here several times and have had him drive by me on a golf cart but did not get to talk to him.

How are you guys? Is Greg still working for Atlanta? That was how I heard about parents church was praying for him and I realized who you guys were. I'm so glad to hear things are going much better with him!!

Jennifer said...

I'm not really up on my Veggie Tales.....we just missed that era at our house but as I was reading your post, I was so thinking tomatoes!! That is what you throw at singers - kinda makes you wonder if the kids are really following the story that well, either?!?

Probably way too much that I think I know but don't really know at all!!

Mrs. Darling said...

Another thing that people often quote as Bible is "cleanliness is next to Godliness". It kills me every time I hear it. It has a good thought behind it but it is definitely not in the Bible.