Proverbs 2: King James Bible
Knowledge of God – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter two, Verses 1-5
1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; 2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; 3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses
In these wonderful verses, the Lord gives us a method to understanding and finding the knowledge of God Almighty himself! First he gives us the conditions by the three “if’s.”
- receive his Word and keep his commandments, by inclining our ear and applying what we learn
- cry after knowledge, and also for understanding
- seek and search as if we’re looking for something more precious than anything
There are the three “if’s” that give us a target for what’s coming up next. And that would entail the results of doing these things, which carries us into “then.”
Then shalt thou:
- understand the fear of the Lord
- find knowledge of God
For a recap on the fear of the Lord, check out a previous devotional speaking to what it is to fear the Lord. A personal understanding of the fear of the Lord is a blessed thing for us to lay hold of, and it fitting to see it here as a reward.
To actually “find the knowledge of God” means (to me anyways) that he’s made it available for all of us who seek it out. He left it somewhere, and has given us instructions as to how to find it.
You hear the Bible often referred to as an instruction manual for life. Well, in this case, the Father has literally given us instructions to where he placed his knowledge. For us who believe on Christ Jesus the Lord, and are filled by his Spirit, we’ll be lead into the knowledge of God Almighty should we allow the Holy Ghost to get us there.
The Holy Ghost teaches us how to achieve those “if’s,” but it’s our responsibility to follow through.
Related New Testament Scripture
Matthew 13: King James Bible
23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
Romans 11: King James Bible
33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
2 Corinthians 10: King James Bible
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Colossians 1: King James Bible
10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
2 Peter 1: King James Bible
2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
You’ve gone through great lengths to give us access to your knowledge and your wisdom. Please Lord, guide us through your Holy Spirit into all truth, and purpose in our hearts to seek out your wisdom, council, understanding and knowledge, that you’ve put apart for us who love you and seek to do what you will. Let your will be done according to your good pleasure, in the name of Jesus, whose name is above all names, we pray.
Have you been using the roadmap that the Father has given us in order to find the fear of the Lord, and the Knowledge of God?