Hosea 6:1-9:17 / 3 John 1-14 / Psalm 126:1-6 / Proverbs 29:12-14

Standout Verse:

Hosea 6:3

“Let us know, let us PURSUE the knowledge of God.”

KNOWLEDGE: 1. The fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association.  2. Knowledge applies to facts or ideas acquired by study, investigation, observation or experience.

Again, the subject is knowledge - specifically, the knowledge of God.  In Hosea 4:6, God addresses the fact that people don’t really know Him, and, that they will be destroyed (their lives will be severely impaired / a total wreck) if they have no knowledge of Him.

There are COUNTLESS verses in the Bible that give us GREAT HOPE re: growing in knowing Him!  No matter where we are today (in terms of how much knowledge we have), we have complete access to greater knowledge and understanding of who God is an His ways - the KEY being whether we chose to pursue it or not.

The very definition of knowledge contains ACTION words – STUDY, INVESTIGATE, ASSOCIATION, OBSERVATION, EXPERIENCE.  All of those things require action on our part – it doesn’t “just happen” or somehow “soak in” without any effort on our part.

God is over-the-top excited to help us grow in our knowledge of who He is as we wholeheartedly pursue Him.  He deeply desires to “make the simple wise” (Psalm 19:7) so we can build our lives and our homes on the firm foundation of TRUTH that HE IS!

Proverbs 4:5 – “Let your heart retain My words, keep My commands and LIVE.  Get wisdom, get understanding!” (WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING CAN BE GOTTEN!)

James 1:5 – “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ASK of God (action!!) who gives liberally and without reproach and it will be given to him.” LOVE IT

Proverbs 24:3 – “Through wisdom a house is built and by understanding, it is established.  By knowledge it’s rooms are filled with all pleasant and precious riches”.

So, let’s keep going.  Let’s continue to press into the Lord, knowing Him deeper everyday- He’s ready and willing to fill us up!!!