Those who diligently seek me will find me

I’m constantly amazed at how Scripture urges us toward greater diligence to know God and His Word. Beyond the verse quoted above (v.17) there are several others that stand out to me. “Heed instruction & do not neglect” in v.33. “Watch daily & wait at my doorposts” in v.34. “Blessed is the man who LISTENS to me” in v.34. Finally in the closing verses — “He who finds me finds life.”

Passages like these grab my attention and capture my heart. They make my blood race just a little faster. It’s how I felt the first time I heard William Wallace give his rousing speech to his ragtag gathering of soldiers before the big battle in Braveheart. It’s like a surge inside of you.