GO LOOK IT UP!
By Arlene Wallis
Growing up and going to school, we all can remember doing homework and all, if any of the research to do the one paper that would make or break our grade. That grade was important not only to us, but to our parents and our teacher. It showed that we took our homework seriously.
My parents never just gave me an answer to a question. They always used to say, if you don’t know the answer, go and look it up!
Sometimes, we look for the quick answer when it comes to our relationship with God. We don’t know where to look in the bible for what God has revealed on any given situation. While we worry about will our behavior please God and if I fail, what will happen? We must remember that we all fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) and while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:7-9)
God is never worried about our making the grade.
God wants us to rely on Him in every aspect of our lives. We must study the word to show our interest in a loving relationship with our Daddy God ( Ezra 7:10, Eccl 1:13 and 12:12, John 5:39). Just like in school we study or look up what we need to complete paperwork, so must we seek out what is taught in the Word so that we continuously build our relationship with God and gain greater understanding ( Lev 19:31, Deut 4:29 and 12:5). We must seek wise counsel when asking questions of the Word so that we are not misled (James 4:2, Mark 7:7, Luke 11:9, James 1:5)
All that we could ever ask in the one book that not enough open to seek the treasures within.
Have you opened your book and sought the wisdom of God today?