My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of Acts: 17:27 “That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him and find him though he be not far from everyone of us.”
Here we see Apostle Paul preach to the ungodly people, who worshipped false gods, and did not know the true God. , His business was to lead his hearers by prophecies and miracles to the knowledge of the Redeemer, and faith in him; He was to lead them, by the common works of providence, to know the Creator, and worship Him.. Soon the people thought there was another god of whom they had no knowledge. And that there were those who called themselves Christians, who were zealous in their devotions. Apostle Paul’s main purpose in preaching was to command all men everywhere to repent of their sins and engage them to seek to know the true God , who has done all this for them, and to fear and serve him, and to glorify his name: Once if they realize the true God then they might be happy to feel for him, and find him; visible in the works of creation and providence, so to find God, as to know that there is one God, who has made all things; and so as to be convinced of the vanity and falsehood of all other gods.
Paul wants to reveal to all his hearers the weakness of false worshipers, yet, at the same time, he strongly shows us how dim and obscure the light of nature is; since those, who have no knowledge of the true God are like persons in the dark. who lack knowledge of the True God. Though he is not far from everyone of us; but is found everywhere; and by his power , and by his goodness he is continually communicating the blessings of providence to them/ us.
I wish to indicate the importance of seeking God through the life experience of King David himself. David was once rejected and despised by his own father and brothers. He was tending his father’s sheep. as a poor shepherd boy. But he feared God, he sought God even as a shepherd and therefore he was able to kill once a lion and later a wild bear which came to kill his sheep. God was with him, so he had an unknown strength. He killed the Giant Goliath a Philistine, who came against the Israelites.Therefore he rose to that of a king in Israel. He ruled Israel for 40 years. As a result, King David admonishes his son Solomon regarding his reverence to God. David looks at Solomon his son and says, “Solomon My dear son, If you seek God He will be with you. I am saying this , through my experience. That If I have risen up so high in life, from a very low position ,from being a poor shepherd boy to that of a king is because I sought after God and made Him my portion and wealth of my life.” He tells, Solomon that he made God his portion and inheritance of his life therefore God has He lifted him from a lower level to the position of a king. David had made God his wealth and cup of blessing in his life. Therefore he requests Solomon also to make God his portion and Inheritance of his life. He says to Solomon, “ if you seek him you will find him. If you leave him, He will leave you and that will be the end of your life.” This is what King David told his son Solomon.
Give the first place to God and He will give you the first place in life. If any man ,woman, or children who give God an important part in their life, then surely God will make them stand before kings. and high dignitaries. The Bible says, But if you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. God says,” I love them that love and those that seek me early shall find me.” Further He says, And you shall seek Me and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart.” So I sincerely urge you to seek the Lord and be found by Him that you may enjoy the glories of God and all the blessings that the Lord had stored for you.. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day . Lord we thank you for telling us through Paul the necessity to seek God. May we really realize the importance of seeking God in our life. We know for sure that when we give God the priority in our life then He will lift us up in life, as He did in the life of David. Be with us, strengthen us and revive our hearts to behold the greatness of God and help us to be worshippers of true and living God.
In Jesus name we pray.
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