Seeking God Through the Scriptures

Think back to before you got saved - you did your own thing, came up with your own ideas and followed you own set of rules. We all did. And where did it get you? Absolutely nowhere.

Then we accepted Christ and we suddenly had a different perspective - God's perspective. We are now able to look in His Word for answers, go to Him in prayer and ask for guidance in the smallest moments of our lives.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue: And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a-whoring: That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God. I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD your God. Numbers 15:37-41

It's not our own heart and our own eyes that we are to seek after. That's easy - following your own plan is simple - but it's also meaningless. The fringe on the border of the Israelites' robes was to remind them every time they saw it that it wasn't about them.  It was about God and God alone. They were to turn away from what their own heart was telling them and what their own eyes were showing them. That's a difficult human concept, but one with remarkable results.

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Acts 17:11

These people knew that it was fine to hear the Word from the preachers and teachers, but they also knew they had to read it for themselves. There are some great ideas out there that have come from the minds of men and women, but they have to be backed up with Scripture. The only way to know the difference is to look and see for yourself.

Searching the Scriptures daily is the only way we can seek the Lord fully. Prayer is our way of speaking to Him, and Scripture is His way of speaking to us. If we’re not in His Word, we may never know where we’re truly meant to be or what we’re truly meant to do.

But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. Deuteronomy 4:29

Instead of relying on your own heart to show you the way, use all of your heart to seek the Lord. He says right in His own Word that if you seek Him, He’ll be there. He’s always right there, waiting for you to seek Him out instead of making your own personal, random decisions.

 What are you seeking this week? And what are you using to seek with? Tomorrow I'll show you some tools that you can use in your seeking mode to learn more about God and His Word.

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