“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” ~ 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
Isn’t it a marvelous and wonderful thing that the God of creation has chosen to make known unto his children the deep things concerning himself? Certainly, there are some things about God we will never wrap our finite minds around this side of eternity, but that which God has revealed to us through His Word is sufficient motivation for us to desire and seek a closer and deeper relationship with Him!
If you are like most human beings in America, many “things” clamor for our attention on a daily basis, and we often allow them to rob us of quality personal time with our God. I know all too well how easy it is to put off till later what really needs to be done now! That includes spending time with God through prayer and Bible study each morning.
God desires that we begin building that relationship with him now. He doesn’t want us to wait until we get to heaven to begin learning about him. We didn’t treat our spouse like that before we married them. We spent as much time as possible with them and in the process got to know them. And then out of that knowledge love grew. I’ve been married over 21 years now, and my love for my wife has never been deeper than it is today. I’m sure it will grow deeper still as we get to know each other even more in the future.
Jesus said in John 17:3, “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”
We received eternal life through faith in Christ as our savior. Jesus said in the verse above that eternal life is knowing God and Christ. If you are saved, you knew enough about Christ to save your soul, now continue to grow deeper in Christ by strengthening that relationship through a daily walk with Him. This is what will determine your success or failure as a Christian. You will both grow in the knowledge of God and mature in the faith, or you will neglect prayer and His word and remain spiritually stunted and immature. I pray that you choose to grow and mature.
How deep is your Christian life? Would you say you are ankle deep, knee deep, chest deep or neck deep in Christ? No matter where we are, we can always afford to go a little deeper with God!
I’d like to issue a challenge to you. Would you determine with me that tomorrow morning and every morning for the rest of this week, you will meet God before taking on the world? For in so doing, we, without a doubt, will humbly and reverently express this doxology with the apostle Paul in Romans 11:33 when he said, “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God…!”
Have a great day in the Lord!