The Treasure Map To The Knowledge of God
Proverbs 2: 1-5 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, and 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.
God knows everything. Sounds simple yet is so often glossed over in our walk. God knows everything. He sees everything. Time is not temporal for Him as with us, but is eternal. God was there at the beginning and has seen the end as well. His omniscience is what is known as the knowledge of God. Take a minute and really reflect on the scope and depth of this knowledge. Any decision you come across in your life, God knows the outcome already if you were to make the decision, either way you would make it. Every relationship you enter into, God sees the end result of that relationship. Every career move you are considering, God sees the end result. Any decision to relocate, join a new ministry, switch churches God knows the outcome and end result; period.
Could you imagine having such knowledge? The power you would possess to never make a mistake again. To never be wrong again. Every decision working for your good! THAT is exactly what God wants for you. God wants you to find the knowledge of God in every decision you face in your walk and in your life. The best part is that He provides for us a blueprint for finding this knowledge; a treasure map to the knowledge of God. It is found in the key verses above from Proverbs.
Verse one lays the foundation for finding this treasure. First we must accept His Word and store it up within us. Sounds simple enough but there are many, even within the faith that do not adhere to this basic foundation. Accepting the Word of God is difficult for many people. There are many things within it that make people uncomfortable. This has led to a rash of "salad bar" Christians. People who take the verses they like but discard the verses that rub them the wrong way. The Word of God is not a buffet; it is meant to be taken in totality.
"Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it. Deuteronomy 12:32 (NKJV)
As more and more post-modernism infiltrates the church we see people making cultural or historical arguments for dismissing portions of the Word of God. We see people actually refuting the inerrancy of the Bible, from within the faith itself. But the Scriptures teach us something different: