Thursday, January 24, 2013

Proverbs 2:3-5 -Consumed

Currently it is 12:42 a.m. and it is just another night that I decided to stay up and study nursing and it seemed to not happen. So I opened my Bible and started reading Proverbs. I made it to chapter 2 verses 3-5 and had to stop and simply ponder what they were saying. This is what the verses are "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." This really spoke to me because I thought about learning history in Middle and High School about people coming to america to find precious stones like silver. They would be so desperate to find that stone that it would consume their life, they would drop everything for it just to see it and find it because they knew that it would change everything. The same goes for hidden treasure there are countless examples of people in real life and movies in which finding their buried treasure consumed them, in fact in some ways it was all they had. So just pondering this desperate search and thinking that I need to be asking God for insight and understanding and just seeking him more as my silver or treasure really impacted me. This is why I love really digging in deep to the Bible everything has so much more meaning when you go past surface level, past thing silver and treasure is just something important but something people gave up their lives for. Something people left friends and family to find, something that consumed them. That is how I want to be with God consumed.