Or Don’t look for Him too hard, you may not find Him.
Wisdom 1:1-2 1 Love uprightness you who are rulers on earth, be properly disposed towards the Lord and seek Him in simplicity of heart; 2 for he will be found by those who do not put Him to the test, revealing himself to those who do not mistrust Him.
We all journey to look for God and Jesus Christ. We search within ourselves, and try to find a comfortable place to commune with Him, whether it be a brick and mortar building, your backyard, or gathering with friends. Some read the bible and pray, only to harbor frustration and do the things that God does not consider upright. There are those who try to read too much into the lessons of the bible, hoping to glean that last little drop to answer questions so they can believe in Him as a “better” Christian.
Wisdom 1:1-2 1 Love uprightness you who are rulers on earth, be properly disposed towards the Lord and seek Him in simplicity of heart;
This verse speaks to the rulers of nations, but I believe it also speaks to those who lead households, and families as well. It tells us to be “properly disposed to the Lord”. This means to favor Him and defer to Him when we are having a crisis of heart, mind, or soul. “Simplicity of heart” to me, means that you don’t have to jump through endless hoops, and try to see what is not there in the bible in order to be a “better” Christian. That part of the verse also means, in my opinion, to have the love and trust of a child. This means to love Him without quarter, conditions or doubts.
Wisdom 1:1-22 for he will be found by those who do not put Him to the test, revealing himself to those who do not mistrust Him.
How often do we ask “If there is a God, why is there suffering?”, “If God is up there, why does he allow hatred?”, and even “Why does God allow illness knowing that it makes us all suffer?”? We don’t realize it at the time, but we are putting God to the test. We are demanding answers and not see God for who He is, a benevolent, loving, and compassionate Father who allows His children to learn their own lessons, and come to Him when they are ready. Questions like those three, as well as others, show God that we do not completely trust Him. When you do not completely trust God, where does that leave you?
Until next time, God Bless.
About the Book of Wisdom: I own The New Jerusalem Bible, and it contains books that are considered the apocrypha. The Book of Wisdom is one of those books, and wish to share its wisdom with you. For a link to the book, click here.