I was thinking about the theme—quest—when my word-play brain took over and I thought about the word “question.”
Both quest and question have the same root “quaerere” to ask/seek (Middle English). The word “question” is “quest” + “tion.”
The suffix “tion” turns a verb into a noun. Question: the seeking (of an answer).
A quest involves a seeking; a planned, methodical searching. It can be an exciting adventure, too. But it is never helter-skelter or meandering.
It might involve flying by the seat of your pants though. That’s okay as long as your pants have a directional locator set to a trusted GPS.
In the quest to know God, our trusted GPS is God’s Perfect Scripture. It teaches us about the character of God. It shows us examples of right (and wrong) living. It shares wisdom and hope; unity and peace; love and faith.
Scripture is our ultimate travel itinerary in our quest to know God; our cheat sheet to help us answer the question of our quest: who am I in God? God loves questions; questions that help us in our quest to know and love Him more.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for providing us with a GPS for our quest to know you. Please show us more of your glory today so that we will worship you more. Amen.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? How do you use your GPS (God’s Perfect Scripture)? Are you a start-at-Genesis quest-er? A daily devotional quest-er? A book-by-book studious quest-er?