At some point in their lives, most children have played with shovels and begun to dig a hole. If they are adventurous enough, they try to dig a big hole. This often leads them to ask, “If I dig a hole and keep digging, where will I end up.” “China” is normally the answer given. Now, in reality, they will probably end up in the Indian Ocean. But, we know that this well-nigh impossible to do. In fact, the deepest that scientists and engineers have ever drilled into the earth is less than 10 miles. If the earth were an apple, we haven’t yet broken through the skin!
This is a bit what it’s like to learn the ways of God. After a breathtaking look at the greatness of God, Paul writes, “O, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!” (Romans 11:33). We aren’t ever going to be able to fully arrive at the depth of the riches and wisdom of God. But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try. In fact, Paul prays that that we might “know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge” (Ephesians 3:19).
So, get digging!