“My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my Mitzvot (commandments) in your heart, And incline your ear to wisdom and apply your heart to understanding, Yea, if you cry after knowledge and lift up your voice to understanding, if you seek it as silver, and search for it as for hidden treasure; Then you will understand how to worship YHVH and find the knowledge of Elohim.” Mishle (Proverbs) 2:1-5
How awesome and great is our King, who explains just how we are to worship Him and acquire His knowledge. If we were to list the items required in the above verses, they may look something like this:
- Make a conscious decision not just to read, but to “receive” His words.
- Requires us to hide (learn, observe, and bury deep) His Mitzvot (Commandments) in the heart.
- Tells us to Listen to His wisdom, so that we may arrive at a heartfelt understanding.
- Shows us that we must actively search for knowledge as if seeking water in the desert, while we pray for understanding of the directions on how to find it.
- Requires us to seek it feverishly, as if searching for hidden treasure.
- Will eventually bring us to understand, just how we are to worship Him.
- Will bring us to to the place where we will know Elohim.
The items in this list, represent a life dedicated to searching, seeking, and praying for the knowledge and wisdom of our Creator, so that we may simply know and follow Him! This, in turn, requires of us a self-examination of just where we are in our spiritual journey.
We must ask ourselves, are we content to sit in a pew every Sunday (in our favorite spot, of course), trying to stay awake as the Pastor drones on about something (we’re not sure what but it must be alright because it’s coming from the pulpit)? Does it satisfy our spiritual longing to attended all the prayer services that we know by rote, and Erev Shabbat service at the local Synagogue while we receive the Rabbis’ instruction on how we are to obey Torah? Is there a still small voice that speaks to your heart, that there must be more to this than what I’ve been receiving, more of His Spirit to partake of than this!
If your answer to the above is yes, then my friend you are a Truth Seeker needing to climb out of your comfort zone and seek the treasure as described in Mishle 2:1-5, using the seven steps outlined above. Follow the lead of The Ruach HaKadosh (Spirit of Holiness), and test all things by His Torah (Teaching or Instruction) and you will not be misled.