Take a few minutes to read the Bible verses listed and ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in how this verse applies to you this week.
“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” (NIV)
Do you like to ask “why”? Do you try to figure out how things work? What’s your favorite place to explore when you’re out for a hike? God gave you important gifts of curiosity and discovery. Use them every day to “get wisdom” about nature, other people, and our Creator God. God wants you to “get understanding,” even if it costs everything you have!
God has used his people’s curiosity to call them to action. We see this when Moses was tending the sheep; a “strange sight” caught Moses’ attention and he went to get a better look. God appeared to Moses in a burning bush and revealed his plan for Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. Later, some stargazing wisemen made a difficult journey to Jerusalem to ask, “Where is the child born to be king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him” (Matthew 2). On the night Jesus was born, the shepherds hurried to go to Bethlehem and see the baby that the angels had told them about (Luke 2:15).
If you have a curious mind, give thanks to God for that gift. Keep asking lots of good questions. God loves that! Explore the world and everything he created, like exotic animals, interesting places, and different cultures. Show your love and care for others by getting to know them better, and you’ll discover the best ways to serve them! Finally, be curious about God’s Word and learn something new about your Creator each day. It will deepen your relationship with God.