I’m not a math person… my wife is (and she’s good at it!). I’ve always enjoyed the study of literature a lot more. The detailed nature of math is what scares me… Explaining to someone in detail how you got the answer you did is what all those equations are all about. Me? I just want the bottom line!
Reminds me of the book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible. Qoheleth, who claims to be “the son of David, king in Jerusalem” … Solomon, the wisest person on earth, decides to try everything, analyze it, find out what’s “vanity” and what “veracity” – after analyzing it all his goal was to come up with “the bottom line!” I mean he says he tested EVERYTHING … you shouldn’t have to try it yourself! (I can almost see the computations filling the white board in his study)
Here’s what he discovered was the bottom line in his own words…
“Having tried everything, I have reached this conclusion: Fear [or reverence] God and keep his commandments, because this is the whole duty of man. For God will evaluate every deed, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.” (from Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 NET)
Hey, I’ll go with Qoheleth’s (Solomon’s) “bottom line!” I don’t have to try everything myself (I’ve tried enough to know that what he discovered is really accurate)! Oh, and after it’s all said and done, it’s God’s analysis that ultimately matters anyway… He’ll check our math (and Solomon’s).