Desire

How much do you yearn for more of God? 

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Desire

Proverbs 18:1 (KJV) Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

It is the desire to know God that causes a man to read the Word of God and spend time in prayer. As he seeks God and His ways he finds himself woven onto the fabric of God’s wisdom.

The desire that we are speaking of is that of the Hebrew word הואת ta’avah which is a strong wish, or longing of one’s heart. The longing, or desire of the heart, is so strong that a person is willing to separate, דרפ parad, or sever, himself from anything that might hinder his apprehending the thing sought after. This kind of desire is insatiable and compelling. It causes the one to seek, קב baqash, inquire, ask, request, and even, demand to know God’s wisdom so that he can be exposed to it, עלג gala’. A man with this holy desire knows that this kind of wisdom, God’s wisdom, is not something that can be added to natural existence. It will be necessary to break out of the natural, carnal, mind and be interwoven with the supernatural of God by His Spirit. For the Christian, this is apprehending and appropriating the mind of Christ:

1 Corinthians 2:16 (KJV) For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

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