John 1:37-39, And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, WHAT SEEK YE? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.
The question that Jesus asked His disciples, “What seek ye?” (JN 1:38) still echoes thru the ages to those who are claiming to “follow Jesus.” Of course, the answer should be an unequivocal, “O Lord, all that we seek is You!”
As Christians, while we may not readily admit it, but far too often we are seeking after good things, at times, even God things, while at same time neglecting to seek after God Himself. We often find ourselves seeking after those things which do not profit, while at the same giving little time to the One who brings eternal profit!
Yet, the scriptures-both the Old and New Testament-make it very clear that God is looking for a people who are looking, or seeking, for Him. Will we accept the challenge? Will be obey the many commandments that command us to seek His Face?
Jeremiah 29:11-14, For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the LORD …
Hebrews 11:6, But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
O Lord, may our hearts seek after Christ, and Christ alone!