Worth Knowing

Michael Beck

“It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.” (Proverbs 25:2)

We all have our subjects of interest. What beckons one person has no appeal to another. The world has spread a full table before men; there are so many things to delve into, to explore, to discover. In the end, our “menu choice” will depend upon what we place the greatest value on. What will going down a certain path get us? Is the time and energy we invest on something going to be worth it?

We have all bemoaned spending too much time on things that yielded little or no benefit to us. And even with that, we can find ourselves returning to some vain object of interest. In the book of Jeremiah, God marvels that His people are so caught up in pursuing vanity. “Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?” (Jer. 2:5) Chasing after nothing turns one into nothing.

The saddest part was that the Lord’s covenant partner had no interest in knowing Him – the One Person really worth knowing. “They refuse to know me” (Jer. 9:6) What is the end of pursuing God? We apprehend Him. He is worth knowing in the greatest detail, the fullest measure, because the end result of such knowledge is to become as He is.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.