August 2, 2020

Real purpose of life. - Bro. T. Stephen

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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