Pursuing knowledge

I started a new course of study this week at University and I found myself surrounded by people who seem to know so much more about so many things than I do. I felt like the proverbial “small fish in a big pond”. From time to time we become very self satisfied with who we are and all that we have become but it is always interesting to be “brought back to earth” when we find that there always seems to be someone who has climbed higher, walked further or experienced more than ourselves. This realisation of who we really are can be a little depressing but in reality, is helpful because it causes you to appreciate just how much further there is for you to develop. It is a sad thing if we ever think that we have come to the place where we have learnt all that there is to know, experienced all there is to experience, and found all there is to be found.

With all that I have learnt and all that I have seen, I am happy to admit that I am yet a novice and there is so much more to be explored. The truth is that you have not yet found all there is to be found and so you should not close the book on what is yet to be experienced. The most important things in life are truly worth exploring. “Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD.” Hosea 6:3