AV 7, 5769 Third Day Yom Shlee'shee
He who Seeks Finds from First Fruits of Zion
Thought for the Week
So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened. (Luke 11:9-10) (Luke 11:9-10)
But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul. (Deuteronomy 4:29)
Moses warned the children of Israel that if they strayed from the Torah and worshipped idols, God would exile them from the land of Israel and scatter them among the nations. Nevertheless, He would not abandon them. Moses says that a person only needs to repent and seek the LORD. "You will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul" (Deuteronomy 4:29). Similarly, Yeshua teaches, "He who seeks, finds" (Luke 11:10). If we earnestly seek God and reach out for Him, He will not hide Himself from us.
We should never congratulate ourselves as if we have already attained the goal. A person should always regard himself as a seeker of God. "Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His face continually" (Psalm 105:4). The prophet Amos tells us, "Seek the LORD that you may live" (5:6).
Even if we have found the way to God through the person of His Son, Yeshua, this is only the beginning of the quest, not the end. The real life of faith is an ongoing pursuit of the LORD. The contrite heart continues to seek God each day and continually cries out:
I shall seek You earnestly; my soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; when shall I come and appear before God? (Psalm 63:1; 42:1-2)
Seeking God is the pursuit of righteousness. "Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, who seek the LORD" (Isaiah 51:1), the prophet says. In another passage he clearly states that seeking the LORD entails repentance:
Seek the LORD while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the LORD, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. (Isaiah 55:6-7)
The one who seeks finds, but what if a person does not seek? It is possible to go through life in a state of numb self-contentment, continually distracted by the things of the world. "They do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD!" (Isaiah 31:1).
One often sees children brought up in religious families who seem to nurture a bored disinterest toward God and the things of the kingdom of heaven. Their faith is an inherited faith that has never taken root. They have no desire to seek God for themselves, and they quickly fall away from faith. There are also the lost in the world who do not have enough knowledge of God to know to seek Him. As believers, we need to encourage everyone to seek the LORD
A FEW WORDS FROM ME...gloria....what did I think when I read this? I think of the 'church' and how it is. I am talking about that great body of people who go to a service at a church..any denomination on any given sunday. I believe so many love the LORD..I did...when I was under all that false teaching...under the pagan ways of the church....but I see that so many are reading the words being put out to them. The truth and they read them and might post a 'like' on Facebook or make a comment but they are not seeing the truth. They read but do not digest it or something would happen with in them and they would come out of the religious hypocracy that has been handed down to them for 1700 years.
What am I saying to you? If you are in a church that holds its services on a sunday and calls that sabbath...or it might say it's the LORD's day and this took the place of the Father's Sabbath and if that church teaches you about Christ's mass and Easter and any of the other handed down pagan days then you need to recoginse that there is a way...the Way of YHWH. It is the old way..the old path. It is the path of Yeshua. Who is Yeshua? He is the Son of YHWH! He is Torah!
You may be doing a mighty work for ADONAI but quit straddling the fence...come on over to His Way.
I only say this because I want the best for you.
With love to you in and through Yeshua...His servant, gloria