3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
-If you knew you had a pile of gold buried in your backyard, how hard would you dig to find it? Would you just shuffle some grass and dirt around with your feet and then call it a day? Most of us wouldn’t. Most of us would spend days and nights digging until we found the treasure. God promises us that His Word is filled with treasures of eternal value and yet many of us at most just shuffle the surface around and then call it a day. How can we expect God to honor that level of “devotion”? God is looking for those who will go after the knowledge contained in His Word with the same level of diligence and enthusiasm that we would attack that gold mine in our back yard. The only difference is you can dig and dig in your yard and probably won’t find anything, but if you dig and dig in God’s Word, you’ll find more than you ever dreamed of.