I’m going on a dig this summer.

It’s not an archeological dig, where I sift through dirt and rocks and soil for relics or arrowheads or dinosaur bones.  It’s a theological one, where I sift through verses and passages and books for spiritual truths and treasures.

I’ve decided that I don’t want to just take for granted what I’ve come to believe.  I don’t want to simply accept something because someone important or influential says I should.  I want to know what God says and what God wants me to see.

I’ll need His help.  I’ll need Him to shine a light on the dark things, the things that are difficult to see. Then I’ll need Him to open my eyes so that I can understand the things I find.

I’m not sure there will be any major surprises or developments.  It may be that I’ll find what I knew was there all along. 

But the only way I’ll know is to dig.  For myself.

I meditate within my heart, and my spirit makes diligent search.  Psalm 77:6

If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.  Proverbs 2:4-5

Search from the book of the LORD, and read; Isaiah 34:16

And I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven; Ecclesiastes 1:13

Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law. Psalm 119:18

And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.    Luke 24:45

…the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints;     Ephesians 1:18