Information is the means to transformation. Over and over in scripture God declares His desire to “be known”! The apostle Paul prayed for the Ephesians (chapter 1) “asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.“
The greatest commandment, to “love the Lord your God with all your…mind” highlights the essential nature of knowledge in our pursuit of God. When Jesus talked with the Samaritan woman at the well, He told her, “You Samaritans know very little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about him, for salvation comes through the Jews,” John 4:22. To worship God in ignorance is to worship a god of our own making. We move right back to idolatry in this mode.
When you love someone, you become filled with wonder at all of the mysteries to be discovered in that other person. When I counsel couples before marriage, I always tell them to be students of one another and never stop learning about one another. That is love! This is also why God said, “If you seek for me, you will find me when you search for me with all your heart,” Jeremiah 29:13.
The mind and heart are not enemies. They are allies. To love God is to know God — to know God is to love God. So go ahead and keep asking questions. Don’t get into the mode of simply defending your current understanding of God. He is infinite, incomprehensible, and beyond finding out. Whatever understandings we have of Him today is less than we should have of Him tomorrow. Be filled with a holy curiosity. Be driven by divine wonder. God wants us to completely love him…”with all our mind”.