Seek the Lord

Seek the Lord

The young lions suffer want and hunger;but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. – Psalms 34:10

The Lord says when you seek for God, you will lack no good thing, you will receive all the good things for sure. David says,The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.(Psalms 14:2) Why does David say so?  Because many people seek after God only when they are in difficult situations, troubles, trials, tribulations, in their midst .   When God blesses people, they are so engaged in enjoying the blessings and that steals away the time that they spend with him and they stop seeking after God in the meanwhile. We ought to seek after God on a daily basis and seek after his presence continually.  Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually. (1 Chro 16:11)  David insists on seeking after God because he has experienced the wonderful blessings of God in his life and he has written the blessings that we receive when we seek after God in his Psalms.  The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble (Psalms 9:10) Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified (Psalms 40:16)  Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD (Psalms 105:3) With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments(Psalms 119:10)

Moreover, David during his older days advised Solomon to seek after God. And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever (1 Chro 28:9) When you seek God, you will find him. When you abandon him, you will forsake you forever. On many occasions, you are drowned in your work and thus you forget seeking the Lord. You keep thinking of your troubles and struggles and make them appear bigger and as a result, you stop looking for God and get immersed further in your exertions. When Asa became a King, the nation was very peaceful because he sought after the Lord.   Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us; because we have sought the LORD our God, we have sought him, and he hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered. (2 Chro 14:7)  Asa sought after the Lord when Zerah the Ethiopian rose against him.  The words thy foot will not be moved depicts our walk.   And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled. (2 Chro 14:11,12)  Even in your life, seek after God and he will deliver you from all the clutches of the enemy and will enjoy the blessings of God.

You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. – Jeremiah  29:13