Proverb 25: 2-4
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.
Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.
“I have no special Talent, I am only passionately curious” Albert Einstein
Have you ever wondered why valuable things are hard to come by, precious item like – Gold, Diamonds and the rest. if you have, you would realize that valuable minerals like those mentioned are sought for deep down the earth, not on the surface, exploited, with a great dedication and persistence. In other words, some feats cannot be achieved except through hard work and Curiosity.
Proverb 25: 2 portrays God to be a God that delights in concealing things, this could mean that God loves that game of hide and seek. This goes to say that God hid the wealth, fulfillment and purpose of every human being, just as he hid the valuable Minerals deep in the earth crust to ensure that only those who can seek diligently can find it. The same verse also points to the fact that only curious people (Kings), who can ‘search out a matter’ can actually discover that gifts their Creator have hidden in them. God has placed in us a leverage, tools and talents to prosper, flourish, and triumph; and a future to fight for.
It is however important, that only curious minds can seek, and find that great treasure buried inside of them. This is the reason why God did not just hide purpose in every life, he also gave us an innately curious mind that is usually fueled by our imaginations. With our imagination, we can perceive a world without limitation, this obviously gets us curious and also ensure that we search to find a way to bring this imagination into fulfillment.
The greatest scientist that we know today cemented their place in the history book because they used the imagination to trigger the curiosity in them to search for achievements to their names. They broke barriers because they carefully followed their instinct by taking “away the dross from the Silver”. Thomas Edison, an American inventor, one of the greatest inventors of all time, is an example of men who diligently sought out the mysteries hidden in every human. It is said that he usually conduct about a thousand experiment to get what he wants. His famous quote is ‘Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.’ Says a lot about his curious search for purpose. Christopher Columbus’ discovery of America was born out of his curiosity. So also is Albert Einstein’s achievement a product of his ‘passionately’ curiosity.
God has placed a glorious future before use, beyond the difficult condition that we are encountering presently, our unpalatable condition might prevent us from seeing that which the future holds for us, it is important, therefore, to see our present difficulty as a mystery that needs to be unraveled for our future to blossom for. With our curiosity to see what lies over the blurry present condition, we will surmount situation that seems to be above our power. It is time we employ our imagination to build our curiosity for the future ahead of us. God has placed us treasures and a future that should be sought and found.
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