1 My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
2 turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding –
3 indeed, if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
4 and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
Our longing as human beings is to know and be known, to love and be loved and to find fulfillment and rest. We search high and low for these things, often in the wrong places. Truth is, we search in the wrong place because we think they are found primarily within ourselves and in others. It’s no surprise that we are constantly on a search, hardly ever fulfilled and often disappointed. But there is a search that leads to fulfillment. The Search for God!
In God, we find the knowledge, love and the rest we long for. The question is how do we find this God, the one who will fulfill, will love and will give rest? The answer? He has spoken and He gives wisdom freely. God has not left us blind to grapple in the dark towards Him. He has given us light and a treasure in His very words. It is as we accept the Word, store up the Word within, turn our ear to it, apply it to ourselves and call out for it that God reveals himself to us. This revealing gives us knowledge of Him and a right attitude of reverence and fear for Him. It is a revelation not for judgment, but for a relationship; God revealing Himself to be known and loved; God desiring to love us and know us. This is where the search begins and ends and where fulfillment is found. Not a fulfillment that dwindles, but one that grows as we journey with God.
I thank God that He has given us His Word. I praise Him for his enduring love and compassion. And I hope for eternity with Him, through Christ our Lord.