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Key Verses

  • Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8 NKJV
  • And there is no one who calls on Your name, Who stirs himself up to take hold of You; For You have hidden Your face from us, And have consumed us because of our iniquities. Isaiah 64:7 NKJV

Those who drew near

  • Abraham: Abraham stepped forward and said, “Will You really sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Genesis 18:23 BSB
  • Prodigal Son: So he got up and went to his Father. “But while he was still a long way off, his Father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; He rana to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. Luke 15:20 NIV
  • Daniel: In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes, a Mede by descent, who was made ruler over the kingdom of the Chaldeans — in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the sacred books, according to the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. So I turned my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and petition, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. Daniel 9:1-3 BSB
aThe Father ran to the prodigal son who probably was walking slowly i.e The rate at which God responds to our drawing near to Him is faster than the rate at which we draw near to Him.