Scripture: – Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring. – Hosea 6:3
The prophet delivered a message that there was a need for a call to repentance to the LORD by the people of Israel. Israel had spiritually prostituted herself to other gods through the idol worship of the people. They had abandoned the LORD for gods that were not God. These gods were merely pieces of wood, metal, and stone that could not hear, speak, smell, taste, or touch. The messages their priests received were lies from hell told to them either by their own vain imaginations or demons. Thus, the people had a great need to come to God and learn to know him as God. The prophet told them that if and when they returned to God, he would answer their prayers.
Sin is an ugly thing full of evil and smacks of pure rebellion against God the LORD. In the prophet’s words above we get the message from God that we need and can press on to knowing him by searching for him. The Bible tells us that we should search for God while he is able to be found. It also tells us that IF WE draw near to God, he will draw near to us. In this passage we also hear from God that he will answer us if we call on him. This passage merely confirms what God told Moses so long ago, YHWH is the faithful God! Isn’t great to know that God is true to his word! He will let us know him as much as possible in this life IF we pursue him. God desires us to get to know him, for his word says that those that hunger and thirst after righteousness will be filled. Thus, do you have a great thirst and hunger to know your God as much as possible?!? He will allow you to know him as much or little as you desire. The choice is yours to make. We do so by spending time in his word, the Bible, and in communication with him through prayer.
Father, again you speak to my spirit as well as my brain about getting to know you as much as possible. I have not been spending nearly the time I should have with you let alone the time I wanted to spend with you. I repent, LORD, that I have allowed things and people to take away my time and attention from you. I have spent time reading your word and hearing from you through the Bible, but I have neglected the greater matter of just sitting at your feet and listening to you. I’ve been doing the Martha thing rather than Mary. Help me to have as great a desire as Mary did to want and sit at your feet and listen and learn from you. You are my heart’s desire above all. In Jesus’ name, Amen.