Excerpted from John Bunyan’s book, Instruction for the Ignorant.

Q. Is it easy to get a true knowledge of God?

A. No; Thou must cry after knowledge, and lift up thy voice for understanding. ‘If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God’ (Prov 2:4,5).

Bunyan, John (2011-03-24). Works of John Bunyan — Complete (Kindle Locations 57085-57087). . Kindle Edition.