Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come to us as the rain…
When climbing Snowdon, I one day scaled some precipitous rocks called "Crybydiskil," i.e., "edge of the plate," because on each side of the narrow ridge was a sheer precipice of several hundred feet. A thick fog came on which hid from view everything but ourselves and the bit of knife-edge on which we straddled. We knew that the ridge led direct to the summit, which we should reach if we went "forward." We could see two yards beyond us, but not an inch farther. This was enough for the very next advance, when a further similar glimpse was revealed. So by creeping along the first few inches, we saw the next few hitherto hidden. So, as the Scripture says, "Follow on to know the Lord."
Parallel VersesKJV: Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.