“Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice”

Psalm 5:3

Seeking the Lord

(Please read Isaiah 55:6-7)

June 5

While this passage by the prophet Isaiah was addressed to the Israelite people, it contains a timeless truth which is relevant to all people. And just as he did then, God demands that all people take his offer seriously. We must take him up on his offer while we have the opportunity. God will always be there, but we are temporary.

We are comforted by the truth that people are saved through the grace of God. And basic to the idea of grace is that it is free. Humans are free to accept his saving grace and free to reject it.

Fortunately for us, it is still possible to seek God and find him, for “he rewards those who earnestly seek him” (Hebrews 11:6, NIV).

Some people, however, appear to seek God without ever finding him. How can this be? Well, they could be looking in the wrong place. God is found in the pages of the Bible, in his church and in the lives of those who love and serve him. And there is more to finding God than just coming to acknowledge that perhaps he really does exist. Anyone who stops at that point hasn’t earnestly sought him, and will not be rewarded.

Or some seekers may be going about it in the wrong way. Our text tells us how to seek him: “Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord. . . .”

If you are seeking the Lord, may he bless you in your search and reward you for seeking.

 

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