Curiosity is driven by the strong desire to know and to learn, explore and understand 'why' and 'how'. We wonder and ask from a place of seeking more truth. There is a place for inquisitiveness, wholesome questioning, investigation and wanting to know, and is the birthplace of creativity, innovation and inventions. God places no restrictions on curiosity

Godly curiosity helps us recognise and avoid evil

or boundaries for inquiring minds except in learning about evil, so be discerning to not unwittingly come under the sway of false spiritual powers (Deut 12:30; Rom 16:19; 1 Cor 14:20; Eph 6:11,12).

Besides, knowing the boundaries God has established in the Bible we need discernment to judge what is right and wrong, what is good and bad. Godly curiosity won't lead us into sin. It is our responsibility to think about the good wholesome things of life, protecting our minds from what is not beneficial

Pray for wisdom to discern where your interests are to be directed

so we live with no regrets (Rom 12:1,2; 2 Cor 10:5; Phil 4:8). As we are easily drawn away by temptation, know what is abhorrent to the Holy Spirit and stay well clear (Jas 1:13,14; 1 Jn 4:1). In other matters, it is acceptable to explore new possibilities, gain understanding, insight and make discoveries as ignorance and not knowing hinders progress. In our thirst for knowledge may it not be true of us, “always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth” or come to a real understanding (2 Tim 3:7). Ask yourself, ‘What can I learn from this, is it something I should do or not do’. Should I be taking a different approach in some area of my life?

Moses was surprised and intrigued at seeing a bush on fire yet not being consumed by the flames (Ex 3:3). This brought him closer to God. A curious mind is open to the unexpected, new discoveries and possibilities, to see God's dynamic and creative work in the world.

See also: boundaries, discernment, knowledge, questions, reason, thinking/thoughts, why.