7-8-14 Sorry, But Your Ignorance is Showing

"A black car is easier to keep clean than a white one." A guy told me in a discussion turning argument over what color makes cars look the best.

"You never owned one did you?" I challenged.

"Well no, but that doesn't matter.  It's logical that white would be harder to keep clean." He countered.

"Sorry, but your ignorance is showing." I replied.  He thought he knew what he was talking about, but was simply making assumptions. He considered me the stupid one. The truth is that unless someone has washed a black car he/she doesn't really know that it actually shows the dirt more that light colored cars.  When glossy black cars are clean and waxed they look fantabulous, but it is difficult to keep them that way.

In this passage, the Jews thought they knew what they were talking about, but in reality they only made some assumptions.  Their ignorance was showing. They were familiar with Jesus and His earthly family and considered them common everyday people. However, Joseph was not Jesus' father, God was.   To them Jesus sounded like a nut job. He made no sense to them.

It is so easy to think we know all about something, yet know only enough to make an error in judgment. Many people have misconceptions of who Jesus is in our day and age. Many people don't understand Christians.  Many people don't understand you and me - their ignorance is showing.

"And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?" John 6:42.

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