Ps. 34:4-10 NKJV
I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. 5 They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces were not ashamed. 6 This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. 7 The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.
8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! 9 Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. 10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.
To “seek the Lord” might appear difficult and distant for some people, an intangible experience they can’t get their hands on. Thus many of the prophets brought the challenge down to practical, everyday life. They spoke about justice, righteousness, and the importance of telling the truth. They named the sins the people needed to forsake: accepting bribes, charging the poor exorbitant rents, living in luxury while the poor starved, and sustaining a crooked legal system. True repentance begins with naming sins and dealing with them one by one.
A Christian may very well ask, I am secure in my stance with God, and what do you mean I need to ‘Seek The Lord’? Well, let me put it to you this way, can you really contend that you may not need to re-examine certain areas of your walk with God? Have you grown just a bit stale in your prayer life, what about your witness to those around you, the saved as well as the unsaved? Can you contend that the fire of your worship is as fervent as when you first received the Lord?
This phrase is found more than thirty times in Scripture. It applied to Israel in ancient days, and it applies to God’s children today. Even if the whole nation (or church) doesn’t respond to the message and return to the Lord, a remnant can return and receive the Lord’s help and blessing. God can work through the many or the few (1 Sam 14:6).
One writer has termed it this way, “To love life”. To love life means to desire a full life of God, the abundant life Christ came to give (John 10:10). This kind of life has little to do with possessions, status, or fame, but it has a lot to do with character, faith, and a desire to honor the Lord. They seek the Lord and want nothing less than His will for their lives. Solomon had wealth, knowledge, fame, and power, yet he wrote, “Therefore, I hated life …” (Eccl 2:17-20). To cultivate a heart that desires what is good, a heart that delights in the Lord (37:4) is the first step toward the life that overflows with the blessing of the Lord.
It’s Time to seek the lord!
Maybe we want to re-examine your life in areas such as;
The giving of ourselves (to God)
The Giving Of Our Stewardship;
- Our Time– We can’t put the things of God second or third; etc.
- Our Talent- We must make an honest appraisal of our own gifts and offer them to the service of kingdom of God.
- Our Treasures – The giving of our finances – we must believe that the tithe is holy unto the lord.
Our Personal Holiness- Holiness Is Not Transferable, UnHoliness Is.
- If you have a good apple in the midst of rotten apples, the good apple will not change the rotten apple, but the rotten apple can change the good apple.
Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,
Who seek Him with the whole heart!