As I was finishing the chapter of I John 4 again this morning I began to read chapter 5. As I turned the page something unexpected happened. It was the last chapter of this little book and I said, “No God, let there be more!” I’ve never read a book of the Bible before where I didn’t want the book to end. The awakening to God’s message of LOVE which John delivers so well is one I’ve needed all of my life.
As I was starting my devotional reading this morning I opened the first one and the verse said, “How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.” Proverbs 16:16. The devotional went on to talk about our priorities which should never be to place money as our motivation when God is then made second. We can not serve two masters. However, the only message in this verse for me was “wisdom” and “understanding”. I have spent a lifetime reading the bible through. My goal for years was to read it through once each year. But, today, the motivation to finish the bible is gone. To understand the wisdom for which it speaks is my only goal.
I don’t know how many of us struggle with the understanding of love like I have and do. However, I’m finding a yearning I’ve never had before to not only find love from the sake of God’s wisdom, but to understand love. It is the understanding of love which then becomes the “being” love which God is and for which I wrote about yesterday. I think this will take the rest of my life and….