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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Curiosity is a trait that can get people into trouble, or it can help them discover something wonderful and new that they would not have known otherwise. What is over the next hill, or what is just beyond the horizon? What will happen if I try something out of the ordinary?
Jesus said, “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Luke 11:9,10
It takes a little effort to develop healthy curiosity. If people think they already have the answers, they may not be curious to explore for more accurate knowledge. Having a regular idea floating in your mind that there is more to learn is healthy. Curiosity needs to have a good motive. It would not be healthy to only be curious only for one’s own gain. Instead, it is better to curiously search for opportunities that benefit others around.
Let’s develop curiosity to look for the Lord’s will in our lives. The result is bound to be more fun and beneficial than staying in our normal ruts.