SEEK GOD

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Seeking & Reward

COMMENT: God promises a reward for seeking Him

Greatest reward

  • After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.Gen 15:1 NKJV

COMMENT: What is the greatest reward you can get from God? God himself i.e. His Presence

God looking for seekers

  • The Lord looks1 down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who act wisely2, who seek God. Psalms 14:2 NASB
  • God looks down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there is anyone who acts wisely, Who seeks after God. Psalms 53:2 NASB
  • Seek and deeply long for His face and His presence continually3. Ps 105:4 AMP
  • the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people 1 Samuel 13:14 NIV

Not seeking God not good

  • He did evil because he did not set his heart to seek and worship and honor the LORD. 2 Chr 12:14 AMP

Heart cry of seekers

  • My heart and my flesh cry out for4 the living God. Psalms 84:2 NKJV
  • As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. Ps 42:1 NKJV

How does one seek God?

  • you will seek Me and find5 Me, when you search6 for Me with all your heart. Jer 29:13 NKJV

COMMENTS: In other words, when one worships God with all their heart, God’s Presence appears i.e. one has an Encounter with God.

Permanent vacancy in Heaven for worshippers

  • the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. John 4:23 NKJV

Seeking GOD leads to Rest

  • They entered into the covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and soul; and whoever would not seek the Lord God of Israel was to be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman. Moreover, they made an oath to the Lord with a loud voice, with shouting, trumpets, and with horns. All Judah rejoiced concerning the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart and had sought Him earnestly, and He let them find Him. So the Lord gave them rest on every side. 2 Chronicles 15:12-15 NASB

Footnotes

  1. "looks down" is in present continuous - meaning He is currently looking i.e. even right now as you read this!
  2. God considers those wise, who seek Him.
  3. God asks us to seek Him continuously.
  4. Notice "for" (not to) God.
  5. 04672 מצא [mâtsâ’] \maw-tsaw’\ A primitive root; properly to come forth {to} that {is} appear or exist; transitively to {attain} that {is} find or acquire; figuratively to {occur} meet or be present: – + be {able} {befall} {being} {catch} X certainly (cause to) come ({on} {to} to {hand}) {deliver} be enough (cause to) find ({-ing} {occasion} {out}) get (hold {upon}) X have ({here}) be {here} {hit} be {left} light (up-) {on} meet ({with}) X occasion {serve} (be) {present} {ready} {speed} {suffice} take hold on.
  6. 01875 דּרשׁ [dârash] \daw-rash’\ A primitive root; properly to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication to seek or ask; specifically to worship: – {ask} X at {all} care {for} X {diligently} {inquire} make {inquisition} [necro-] {mancer} {question} {require} {search} seek {[for} {out]} X surely.