Hide & Seek

I think this verse makes it clear that the Lord loves all He has made – even those who turn away from Him. Still, the Lord desires that we also diligently seek Him with a sincere and pure heart – and when we do, He promises that we will find Him. What a promise!

Keep looking out for the Lord’s intervention, and let’s remember to seek Him first and foremost – always!

9 thoughts on “Hide & Seek

  1. Hmm… Second time today that verse has crossed my eyes. My thoughts are on the part, “those who diligently seek me will find me,” along with Romans 3.11: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
    Who can diligently seek God if none do? I think on Eph 2.1 and quickening of the Spirit.
    I did a quick search on the word “quicken,” and it turns up a lot more than I thought…

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    1. I wonder if the key to the verse is the word “diligent”. To me, this word speaks of repeated and sustained effort; perhaps the Lord honors our attempts to draw near to Him, even when/if we get distracted or discouraged at times.

      Perhaps in our natural, fallen human state, our default nature is not to seek after God. No, we must make a choice and consistently move in His direction each day!

      Anyway, these are my somewhat disjointed musings. 🙂

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      1. I like that; akin to James 4.8 “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you,” and, as mentioned before, digging and working to get closer to Him, to know Him. “Work out your own salvation.” It speaks of the responsibility we have after God has called us to be His own.

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      2. Whew! I just read Romans 7 this morning. Talk about spiritual tension! Paul’s writing leaves my brain all mangled up sometimes, but he gets his points across. Good thing I have a perfect Interpreter! (ie, Holy Spirit)

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      3. You are not alone in your experience of the writings of Paul. 😬 Frankly, I find him to be a little long-winded sometimes! Now James… he’s my man! To the point. That’s one of my favorite books of the Bible!

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  2. Oh, I do love James! Long ago, our pastor issued a challenge in his sermon to read the book of James – the whole thing – every day for a month. I took that challenge, and three months later gave my life to God. My life verse came from James: Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.

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    1. WOW. Reading the book of James every day for a month??? I would truly need the Spirit of God to help me to stand under such convinction. The book of James is not for the faitn of heart, but I do love it! Maybe I’ll try the “James Challenge” – I’ll let you know if I do! 🙂

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