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 looks 1down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who act 2wisely, 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 3continually. 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

1“looks down” is in present continuous – meaning He is currently looking i.e. even right now as you read this!
2God considers those wise, who seek Him.
3God asks us to seek Him continuously.

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 for 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

COMMENT: Notice “for” (not to) God. 

How does one seek God?

  • you will seek Me and 2find Me, when you 1search for Me with all your heart. Jer 29:13 NKJV

101875 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.

204672 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.

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

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