Proverbs 4:7: The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
Dear Warrior Poet,
You are always given the choice between true devotion and going through the motions. We become too easily engrained in our ritualistic pursuits of the Holy One and the absolute majesty of His presence. Our religion pats us on the back for having gone through the motions; yet so often we come away unchanged, further revealing the impotent nature of the encounter. My son, settle for no mere religion. Seek Him until you find Him. What more important pursuit do you have today?