Key Text: John 12:17-26
What are we looking for? Everyone is searching for something. It may be a secure job, a good retirement, a loving spouse, a child to be proud of, a house that’s comfortable, on and on the list goes, but, above all, we should be searching for God. Why?
We were created to search for God, so that we will Find Him., He will not hide Himself! Acts 17:24-27, 31, Isa. 55:6 & Jer. 29:13
While seeking we won’t be turning to evil, we will be heard and Forgiven. 2nd Chron. 7:14.
We will gain a greater understanding of life, wisdom is precious, Prov. 28:5. We will gain a greater Life, Jesus says he came to give us an abundant Life. John 10:10, Amos 5:4 & Psalm 69:2.
We will be Hidden from His anger on the Last Day, Zeph. 2:3.
We will be rewarded for seeking Him diligently, Heb. 11:6.
Searching for God, gives us the privilege of having God Searching for us, Psalm 14:2 & 53:2. God searches for those who want to truly worship Him, Jn. 4:23.
Like Jehoshaphat, once you find Him, you can Help others find Him too, 2Chronicles 19:1-4. This is essentially what Andrew did for Peter. John 1:40-41.
We as God’s children in Christ, need to keep looking to Jesus in order to win the race of life, so we will not be distracted and disqualified, Hebrews 12:1-2 & 1Cor. 9:27.
People who deliberately refuse to know God, have accepted a lie. Jer. 9:6. If you do search for the truth, you are at least open-minded in getting to know God. The lie of evolution’s theory can shut you off from even considering the possibility of God’s existence, it can make you narrow-minded. If you can admit that you don’t know the all truth about everything, then the one thing you may not know, is that there is a God to be found. Get to know Him, not just things about Him.