There was even a four-door car with 73,000 miles on it. The car still worked (!) but the body fell apart when they tried to pull it out of the hole with a tractor. A neighbor said that the previous owner of the property "liked to dig holes." John Thompson was quoted as saying, "I'm not digging any deeper. God knows what I'd find if I did."
Sadly, that is the attitude many people have about the Word of God. We may have had a little project that caused us to do a little digging in God's Word, at least for a short while, anyway. But then we started pulling out of that rich mine of God's Word things we didn't intend to find! So we stopped digging.
And we say, "The Bible? Well, I don't really understand it. It's too hard to comprehend in places. I don't really like some of what I read there. Some of it is okay, I guess, because it comforts me and gives me strength. But there are places that are just too difficult to understand. Jesus asks us to do some things which are impossible, such as loving our enemies." And on and on we go.
To be honest, sometimes we stop digging in God's Word because we already know what we will find: God's Word will contradict some habit or lifestyle we have chosen, and we will find ourselves under conviction. Take it from someone who has been under conviction many times--it is not a pleasant place to be, and the longer we resist, the more unpleasant it becomes.
Yes, there are some things about God's Word we may never know. Yet we are short-changing ourselves by not living out God's Word in our lives. We are neglecting the important concepts of God's Word that can change our lives to make us more like Christ, to give us more joy and meaning than we've ever thought possible.
So start digging! You won't find the kitchen sink, but you may find something much more valuable--the incredible love of our Savior.
--Rocky Henriques, www.uticabc.com