For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
When I heard this verse during a Sunday night sermon, it felt like it had been delivered by a 2×4 right between my eyes. Sure, I’d heard it before; I knew the context. Paul is talking to the church at Corinth and he’s addressing some issues.
But he is clear on one thing: his main purpose is to teach Jesus and the meaning of his death and resurrection.
I know this as well. And I share it frequently.
But I also can tell you at least 8 out of the top 10 Billboard hits, give you a synopsis of all movies currently in theaters, quote nearly every line from ten seasons of Friends, break down millenial lingo, name the platforms of most Miss America contestants, and tell you who every Taylor Swift song is about.
Instead of pride, that verse makes me ashamed of this fact.
Why do I know- and care- about so much worldly trivia? Do I still have that much of me invested in the ways of this world?
What does it matter, really?
I need to pray more, to study more, to seek more…
I need to remember which side of this battle I’m on.