Seeking After the Knowledge of God
As you will see in the Scripture verses I will list in this
article, God the Father places an extremely high value on the
pursuit of knowledge - especially spiritual knowledge. He says
that gaining knowledge is greater than all the silver, gold and
material things of this world.
The Bible tells us we have to grow in the knowledge of God. Once
you get saved - that is just the beginning. From there, God
expects you to grow in the knowledge of Him, His Son Jesus
Christ, His Holy Spirit and all of Their ways. As I mentioned in
the article I did titled "The Power of the Word of God" - the
number one way that you grow in spiritual knowledge on this
earth is by reading and studying the Bible for yourself. There
is no other way.
God has arranged to have all of the spiritual knowledge that we
will ever need about Him, His Son and His Spirit to all be
contained in this one Book. You also grow in the knowledge of
God through your own personal adventures that you have with Him
in your own daily walk, along with learning from other
Christians - especially those who are anointed and gifted to
teach from His Word.
Once again, God uses some very intense language in these verses.
You can really tell that He is trying to let all of us know the
extreme importance of growing in this knowledge. The reason for
this is that God's ultimate aim for us is our sanctification and
transformation. He wants us to become more holy like Himself.
However, before God will allow this sanctification process to
really kick into full gear through the Holy Spirit - He wants
you to fully understand exactly what He is doing and why He is
doing it. In other words - you have to have the knowledge as to
what God is doing and exactly why He is doing it.
Even small children will pick up on this principle very quickly.
Tell a child that he is not to do something - and what is the
first thing he will do? He will ask you why he can't do that
particular thing. And then if the child is old enough to
understand what that reason is - you then proceed to tell him
why it is not in his best interest to do that particular thing.
In other words - you are giving your child the knowledge that he
needs to have so he knows why he should or should not do
It's the exact same way with God the Father. God loves to
transmit knowledge to His children across the board on anything
that they may need His knowledge on in this life - but what
prevents many of His children from receiving this knowledge
directly from Him is that they have never been taught how to
hear from Him when He does start to try and communicate with
them or they do not press in and enter into a seeking mode with
Him to get Him to release this knowledge to them.
If there is one major secret I have learned from the Lord on
getting Him to release more of His knowledge to you - is that
you have to go into a seeking mode with Him. God will not
spoon-feed you forever. The Bible says to ask - and then you
will receive. Seek - and then you will find. Knock - and then
the door will open be open to you. Notice in all three of those
conditions that you have to be the one to initiate it. You have
to be the one to ask, to seek and to knock. If you do - then God
will answer you, open doors for you and let you find the answers
to your questions and problems.
King David tells us that we have to meditate on the word of God.
To meditate does not mean to blank your mind out waiting for God
to talk to you. Meditate means to think about, to chew on, to
try and figure out what specific Scripture verses mean and how
they specifically apply to your life.
What I have personally found out is that the Holy Spirit will
literally guide your thoughts into the revelation that you are
seeking after as you are trying to figure out what the answers
are. In other words - you will find the knowledge you are
needing as you are seeking after it. The Holy Spirit can either
guide your thoughts into what the correct answers are by you
just using some of your brain power to try and figure things out
or He will guide you as to where those answers are located at.
You can literally learn how to "pull" knowledge directly from
God by going into these seeking modes with Him! As you will see
in some of the Scripture verses I will list below - it is the
job of the Holy Spirit to guide us and teach us things in this
life. In other words - the Holy Spirit is our personal guide and
personal teacher in this life. The Holy Spirit can and will
communicate to you if you are open to receiving this kind of
supernatural communication from Him.
I will be doing a much more in-depth article in the near future
on the wide variety of ways that the Holy Spirit will
communicate to you - especially in the area of receiving
knowledge from Him. But for this article - I just want to give
you the main foundational verses from the Bible to let you know
that God does want to transmit His knowledge to you across the
board on anything that you will need His knowledge on in this
life. Not only can God give you all the spiritual knowledge that
you will seek after - but He can also give you His knowledge
across the board on anything else that you may need His
knowledge on in this life.
God can give you His knowledge on how to become better parents
for your children, better spouses for your mates, better at
whatever specific job or jobs He will be calling you to do. If
God is calling you to be a policeman, an attorney, a doctor, a
nurse, a stay at home mom, an architect, a laborer, a sports
star - He can give you His knowledge in each of those specific
areas so as to make you better at each of those jobs. There is
absolutely nothing that God cannot give you His knowledge on if
you are open to receiving it and are not afraid to start seeking
and pressing in after it!
Many, many Christians are missing out on this part in their walk
with the Lord. God will supernaturally communicate His knowledge
to you - but you first have to realize that He does want to
communicate His knowledge to you and then you have to learn how
to pick it up and properly read it when He does start to
communicate to you. Again - I will go into much more detail on
how to really hear from God in another article - but in this
article, I want to show to you by the Scripture verses I will
list below, that God really does want to impart and transmit
knowledge to you.
As you will see in the way that I will present the appropriate
Scripture verses on this subject to you - we are dealing with an
incredible profound reality - in that God Almighty Himself - a
Being with perfect knowledge on all things - is willing to
communicate and transmit His knowledge to us through the Holy
Spirit - who is literally living on the inside of us! Think
about this - that you have the knowledge of God already residing
on the inside of you in the Holy Spirit who is already living on
the inside of you!
The Scripture verses I will list below will show you the extreme
importance that God is placing on each and everyone of us in
that we seek to obtain this kind of knowledge from Him. In some
of these verses, God is making some very powerful and profound
statements. He says:
That we are to GROW in the grace and KNOWLEDGE of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ.
That His people are literally destroyed and will go into
captivity for lack of knowledge.
That gaining His knowledge and wisdom will help you walk safely
in this life, help preserve you and help keep you on the right
path that He has set up for you to follow in this life.
That gaining knowledge, wisdom and understanding is better than
all of the gold, silver and rubies of this world and that it
does not even begin to compare to anything else that you may
desire in this life! In other words, gaining the knowledge of
God in this life is bigger and better than any materialistic
thing that you could ever buy, want or desire in this life!
To think that God Himself is making this kind of statement in
that acquiring knowledge is more important than anything else
that we can acquire in this life is as big and powerful of a
statement that He can make about what is really most important
in this life!
Notice in the first bullet point above that we are to grow in
the knowledge of God. I believe that the main reason God is
telling us that gaining knowledge is more important than
anything else we can seek after in this life is because we
cannot grow in God unless we obtain His knowledge and then seek
to implement these truths into our lives and walk with Him.
After you get saved - God then expects you to start to
spiritually grow and mature in your walk with Him. You cannot
become more holy, more transformed and more sanctified unless
you are spiritually growing. And you cannot start to spiritually
grow unless you are first seeking after the knowledge that will
cause this spiritual growth to occur in the first place!
If you really study the people who are most alive in this life -
it is the seekers - it is the people who are constantly
learning, constantly trying to improve their knowledge base on
whatever it is they are seeking after. It is the knowledge
seekers that are making the great discoveries that are changing
the course of human history with the discoveries that they have
made. And they could not have made those discoveries without
first seeking after the knowledge that would eventually lead
them to those specific discoveries.
As you will see in some of the profound Scripture verses I will
list below - God will make you seek and search after knowledge -
much in the same way treasure hunters will search for buried
treasure. Talk to any true knowledge seeker - and they will tell
you that most of their joy comes from the journey of trying to
find the knowledge that they are seeking after. Once the
discovery has been made and they have found everything that they
may need on a particular subject - then it is off to the next
Nothing will stimulate your mind and emotions and make you feel
more alive than seeking after the knowledge on something that
you may really be interested in and be very passionate about.
However, many in our country have become "brain dead" and
mentally lazy as a result of becoming couch potatoes by watching
too much TV. God has incredible knowledge adventures set up for
each and everyone of us if we are willing to get up out of our
ruts, step out of our safe boats and start seeking after the
things that He wants us seeking after.
Before I go into the Scripture verses on all of this - I will
leave you with one last thought.
The knowledge of God is like a treasure chest that has no bottom
to it! There is no limit to the amount of knowledge that God can
release to you if you are willing to dive into that treasure
chest and start seeking after it. Think about this long and hard
- that the one and only all powerful and all knowing God of the
entire universe is willing and able to transmit His knowledge to
you on whatever it is you are wanting His knowledge and wisdom
Every single Christian has this incredible treasure chest of
knowledge and wisdom literally residing on the inside of them in
the person of the Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit is only too
anxious and just waiting for you to tap into Him to get this
knowledge to start to be released to you!
This incredible knowledge adventure is waiting for each and
every Christian who is willing to get off the couch and start
using the brain power that the Lord has given to each and
everyone of us to start to seek after this kind of knowledge.