(Prov. 21:16) “The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.”
For the Christian it’s always important that we seek to understand God; that we seek to understand his ways, his thoughts and his acts because without that constant seeking we could find ourselves in the congregation of the dead. To be in the congregation of the dead doesn’t mean that we have fallen to a physical death; however, we could be spiritually dead and not even realize it. Thus, we who believe that we are close to God could actually be separated or further apart from God than we realize all because we don’t seek to understand what God really wants to do in our lives.
To understand God is a lifelong journey and because it’s such a journey we can never get to a place where we believe we understand him enough; thus, this journey keeps us on our knees, it keeps our hands lifted up to him in praise and it keeps our face pressed to the pages of his word. God desires for us to understand him so much that the writer of (Proverbs 4:7) said “Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” It’s been said that wisdom is not what you know but it’s how you apply what you know. However, it’s understanding that directs us to apply that wisdom properly and righteously. Therefore, seek to understand Him.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason