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Apr 28 Devotion: The Value of Seeking the Lord


Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.  2).  Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.  3).  They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.  4).  Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.  5).  O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!  6).  Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.  7).  I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.  8).  I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

                                      PSALMS 119:1-8

We all have ambitions and desires. And while these are not necessarily wrong, we should analyze our priorities: Where do I invest my time and energy? What or who occupies my thoughts? As important as our earthly pursuits, responsibilities, and relationships may be, they cannot compare to the value of a life spent seeking the Lord.

First of all, consider what it means to seek something. The word connotes a strong desire and an energetic quest to achieve it.Suppose you discovered a very productive vein of gold on your property. You wouldn’t just stroll out and look at it occasionally. No, you would gather some equipment and diligently go out each day to chip away at the rocks and collect the precious metal.

In the same way, seeking the Lord is not a quick and occasional encounter, but a wholehearted effort to know Him more intimately and follow Him more closely. Those who unreservedly pursue this kind of fellowship with God are determined to spend time with Him; they also want to forsake anything that could hinder growth in their relationship with the Lord. God’s committed followers boldly claim His promises and trust Him to fulfill His Word. Their experiences with the Lord bring amazing satisfaction yet cause them to hunger for more of Him.

The Christian life is meant to be a pursuit of God. To walk through the door of salvation and stand still, never drawing any closer to Him, is to miss the treasures that are available in Christ. Those who seek Him soon discover that knowing Him is the greatest reward of all.



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