“God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves.” ~ D.L. Moody
The above quote came to my mind this morning while reading Proverbs 14:6 – “A scorner seeketh wisdom and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.” The attitude with which we approach God’s Word will determine the outcome. One with a critical spirit will come away empty, but a hungry soul that is truly desirous for wisdom will come away full! A portion of Matthew Henry’s notes on this are:
“The reason why some people seek wisdom, and do not find it, is because they do not seek it from a right principle and in a right manner. They are scorners, and it is in scorn that they ask instruction, that they may ridicule what is told them and may cavil at it…To those who understand aright, who depart from evil (for that is understanding), the knowledge of God and of his will is easy. The parables which harden scorners in their scorning, and make divine things more difficult to them, enlighten those who are willing to learn, and make the same things more plain, and intelligible, and familiar to them.”
May we always approach God’s Word with humility and a teachable spirit.
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6
~ Rachel ~