Prophetic Times

Humility Is Key to Knowing God

May 28, 2012

By Jeff Wehr

“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” Proverbs 4:18. It is natural that knowledge is progressive. Yet, we can be slow learners. Paul had complained that many of the Hebrew Christians should have been taking in strong meat, but were still drinking simple milk, saying, “Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which [be] the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” Hebrews 5:11-14.

So how can I get on the path of eating more solid food from God’s Word? Consider the following statements:

“Neither by searching the recesses of the earth nor in vain endeavors to penetrate the mysteries of God’s being is wisdom found. It is found, rather, in humbly receiving the revelation that He has been pleased to give, and in conforming the life to His will.” Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8, 279, 280.

“The soul that turns to God for its help, its support, its power, by daily, earnest prayer, will have noble aspirations, clear perceptions of truth and duty, lofty purposes of action, and a continual hungering and thirsting after righteousness.” Ellen G. White, Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, 85.

In a world where people think more about themselves, we must think more about God. In a world that places its confidence in man, we must realize our helplessness and place our confidence in God. As we learn more and more about surrendering our lives into the hands of a loving, all-powerful, and all-knowing God, we will continue to grow in grace in and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.