Thursday, January 4, 2017

Deuteronomy 4:29, Psalm 34:4

But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.

I sought the Lord, and he answered me, he delivered me from all my fears.

 

The pattern of the Israelites was to seek in need. God desired His people to seek Him daily not when they needed something. Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” The Minor Prophets mirrored God’s desire. Hosea 3:5, “Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the Lord their God…” Amos 5:4, “This is what the Lord says, ‘Seek me and live.’” David continually sought the Lord. He knew God answered his prayers consistently through deliverance in Psalm 18:40, 22:4, 34:17, 56:13. 86:13. Why? David sought the Lord. Seeking the Lord in prayer deepens faith in God.

 

Zephaniah 2:3 is a favorite Scripture of mine. “Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord’s anger.” God’s judgment was immanent. As a sinner saved by the precious blood of Jesus, I will not suffer the judgment God’s people did. I am considered righteous because Jesus came to save sinners. It is never too late. Seeking the Lord in prayer, my faith is deepened daily.

 

How will you seek the Lord today?

 

Deep in prayer,

S

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