What we don’t know can never excuse us from doing what we do know. (David Guzik, Bible commentator)
With the exponential increase in available knowledge, it’s impossible to know everything about one topic or even a little about multiple topics. The lack of breadth in knowledge, however, as Guzik suggests, cannot be a copout for ignoring our responsibilities. Most of us know what we should be doing and, if we don’t, we can always learn enough to fulfill our assigned tasks.
Don’t try to avoid doing your duty. . . . Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. (Ecclesiastes 8:3; 12:13)