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Endless Blackberries

A. Jeanne Mott

Endless Blackberries
Read Proverbs 2
For the Lord gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Proverbs 2: 6

Out at the blackberry patch again. Standing in one spot I pick all the ripe berries I can find, then move a step or two and gather all the berries from that area. This continues until I’ve harvested all the ripe ones from the entire patch. I’m back now where I started, but wait—where’d all these ripe berries come from? Impossible. Endless blackberries. I thought I’d found every last one, but now it seems there’s just as many as when I started.
Finding all these berries after thinking I’d picked them all reminded me of God’s endless wisdom. No matter how many times I read God’s word, He always reveals something new to me, or gives me a deeper understanding of a principle I’ve discovered before.
A professor in the biology department where I was getting my master’s told us he’d read the Bible all the way through. He said he couldn’t understand why some people read the Bible over and over again. Reading it once was enough to learn all it had to offer he assured us. Although I disagreed with his thinking then, the older I get the more I see how totally erroneous the professor’s view was. How can we, finite humans, ever in a thousand lifetimes grasp the infinite, inscrutable mind of The God of all creation?
Unlike the blackberries, which seemed endless but eventually disappeared, the wisdom and insight for living found in God’s Word is without end.

Dear God,
I praise You and thank You for Your never-ending
wisdom and encouragement You offer me every time
I read Your Holy word.

2 Responses to Endless Blackberries

  1. Christy says:

    Amen! What an AWESOME God we serve !

  2. Lee Turner says:

    Great devo. We can never read Gods word to much or often. Each time we read His word we open ourselves to hearing from God. We never know what He will show us or when!

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