It’s Not What You Know…

Years ago, there was a TV show that would say, Remember, it’s not what you say that matters, it’s what you don’t say. The show was call, You Don’t Say.  Two teams… two players on each team…   One member on each team knew who a famous person was and would give clues to the other member to get them to guess who the famous person was.

Anyway, years ago… Moses appeared before Pharaoh asking, demanding, that the Egyptian king let his people go.  He convinced the king by tossing down his staff and it became a snake.  So what… no big deal…  The royal magicians snickered and did the same thing.  Moses did the real thing… they did a trick.  Trained magicians are the last people on earth to actually believe in magic.  Magicians know too much.  They know magic is tricks and techniques… smoke and mirrors, as we say.  They can make the seeming look real.

As each plague swept the land they were explained away by Pharaoh’s all-knowing magicians.  Unfortunate for all the first-born in Egypt, the magicians knew nothing about God.  As the real miracles swept the land even the magicians met their match and could not keep up with their tricks.

To play off the old TV game show: It’s not what you know that matters, it’s what you don’t know.  They didn’t know God.  As God spoke to Pharaoh through Moses he sometimes said, By this you shall know that I am the Lord…  The magicians even reached the point they said, This is the finger of God…  They knew how to do tricks, but they did not know the Lord!

For us today, it is not what we know that counts, it is what we don’t know.  If we do not know the Lord, we know nothing.