And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.--John 17:3
The greatest adventure that you can ever embark upon is that of knowing God. There is no pursuit that is more meaningful than this. As our knowledge grows, however, we must always beware that it does not become for us an obstacle that moves us toward arrogance. Knowledge is a wonderful thing, but it also puffs up. How then do we set about getting to know the living God and acquiring a knowledge of Him that is not vain?
The answer to this lies in what motivates us to gain knowledge in the first place. If we want to acquire it for the sake of showing people how much we know, doing something productive with our time, or hanging certificates on the wall, then the knowledge that we have acquired is useless and ultimately brings no glory to God. However, if our desire for knowledge is driven by a passion to know the God of heaven and earth, to understand what He is like, and to have a greater love for Him, then it is a holy pursuit—the type that pleases God.
Pursuing a greater knowledge of God is a very serious matter. This is not a goal that will be achieved with nothing more than a half-hearted commitment. It is a pursuit that cannot be attained by simply showing up to church week in and week out. The pursuit of knowing God needs to be fueled by a passion that flows through everything you do in every area of life. The commitment may be great, but the reward is even greater.
What kind of knowledge do you have of God and what is your motivation for attaining it? Let us all seek to know God for who He is and do so with an undying commitment.
God Bless You!