Tuesday, October 29, 2013

God Thinking XXXVI - Seeking God In All The Wrong Places 4

"Don’t think that God doesn’t know that people seek things other than Himself.  

Hear what Jesus says in Matthew 6:31-32
“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
V32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
V33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Jesus knows that people will seek other than Himself, the Father, the Holy Spirit, the realm of the kingdom of God.

Matthew 12:38-39
“Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from Thee.
V39 But He,(Jesus) answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas.” 

Jesus knows that people will seek after a sign.  There are entire denominations built on seeking a sign, but Jesus says there will be no sign except that of the prophet Jonas/Jonah.
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that seek Him.”     Hebrews 11:6
There is nothing about seeking the face of God that you need to learn over and over again.  You seek Him diligently and you find Him and once you find Him you seek Him diligently.  You do this to know Him.  And it is better to know Him than to know anything.  It is better to find Him than to find anything.  

For finding the gifts of God, or if you gain the whole world, cannot be compared with finding God Himself." 
Excerpt from God Thinking XXXVI - Seeking God In All The Wrong Places by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2013


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