Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
The Lord is righteous in all His ways, gracious in all His works. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.
Today, if you will hear His voice: “Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion,
As in the day of trial in the wilderness.”
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Here we see our #1 priority in life as it compares to all the other things we might desire in this life on earth.
To search for something; to earnestly ask; to obtain something. Negatively, it can mean to covet something. If we take that idea and flip it to the positive, imagine if we would seek God, or God’s will, or the kingdom of God (Mt 6:33) with the same passion. That’s the idea of seeking.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Our Lord’s challenge here is to ask and keep on asking, seek and keep on seeking, knock and keep on knocking. The promises are it will be given, we will find, and it will be opened to us. Don’t stop asking, seeking, and knocking. Be confident. He will answer according to His will or change you and the direction of your prayer. If someone accuses you of “lack of faith” if you ask God for something more than once, reject that accusation. Remind yourself, and them if they will listen, of this promise from God’s Word.
Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.