I am impressed this morning with the idea that the wisdom and knowledge of God is something for which to search diligently as if it was precious silver. What would happen if we searched for God with the fervor with which God searched for us? Life-changer…
My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding— indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
Jesus speaks of the lost sheep and the lost coin and how God desires the lost to make them found again – to make them connected and blessed in relationship to God. God desires our relationship more than we can know.
In fact, he sent his son, Jesus to the world expressly for the purpose of reconciling us to him.
And so, back to the searching. One of the most precious portions of scripture for me is Philippians 3:10, in which Paul speaks of taking hold of that for which Christ Jesus takes hold of us.
We ought to search for God in the same way he searches for us.
We ought to pursue what he has for us in the same way he pursues giving us the gift of renewed purpose and meaning – wisdom and knowledge. To what end?
We find the promise of God in Proverbs 2 includes the granting of wisdom and knowledge, and the guarding and shielding of his children. He saves us from the wicked and their schemes, he saves us from the temptations of the adulterers who would invite us to stray. He provides for the seekers of the wisdom and knowledge of God to live and remain in the land, which is a statement of peace and comfort and rest in the hand of God.