Finding the Knowledge of God
“My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.” (Proverbs 2:1-5)
Today’s Morsel: When I lose something and cannot find it, my wife always says, “I bet it will be the last place that you look.” Isn’t that true? People are having so many issues in their life these days, and I believe it is because they are looking for answers in the wrong place. The answer to all life’s issues is found in the Word of God. When we reject God, His Word, and His ways, we can expect no help for our issues. For Jesus said, "For without me you can do nothing" (John 15:5). But He promises to help us if we let him. “I will help you, yea, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isaiah 41:10). But how do we find the knowledge of God since His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts? Solomon states that if we will hide God’s commandments in our heart, listen to wisdom, and apply our hearts to understanding; and if we cry after knowledge, and we lift up our voice for understanding; If we seek her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures; Then shall we understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. In other words, Solomon says, study God’s Word, put it in your heart, live according to it, and you will know what God desires for your life. You will find the answer to life when you search God's word.
Sing: I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses. And the voice I hear, falling on my ear, the Son of God discloses. And He walks with me, and He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own. And the joy we share as we tarry there, None other has ever known.
Thought For Today: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7)