This summer I was on a trip with some friends. My friend Rebecca and I decided that we were going to go tour this historic mansion in the town we were staying in. While on our tour we learned that one of the daughters had been murdered in the house. The staff of the mansion were taken aback that we had no knowledge of this, apparently it is a main reason of attraction for this house. After asking a lot of questions, we also did research of our own and learned more than most people would want to know. This happens to me a lot, when I find something intriguing or interesting, I tend to latch on and love to do some internet research and learn about it. I love to know enough to make me dangerous.
Psalm 119 says, “Help me understand the meaning of your commandments, and I will meditate on your wonderful deeds.”
The psalmist here is seeking to know more of God, knowledge of him. Growing in knowledge of God means that we see and understand his character more deeply. That his truths become true in our life. God desires to show himself to us. He longs for us, his creation to know him more.
But how do we know him more? As we have written about all week, the fool proof way, really the only way to know God more, is to read God’s word. We have a benefit that the psalmist did not. We have the complete word of God. And as we grow in knowledge of God and his word our desire to know more of Him will only increase.
My hope is that we all desire to grow in our knowledge of God’s word. Dig in for the rest of this week friends, see how God will show himself to you, what you can learn about who he is and the incredible things he has done as revealed by his word. Make yourself dangerous with your knowledge.
Sarah Lancaster is a founding plant team member at The Table. For the past 5 years she has served on our Leadership Team and oversees the worship ministry as a member on our staff.