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If you seek him, he will be found by you - 1 Chronicles 28:9

These words form part of King David’s instruction to Solomon his heir: “And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.”

There are warnings in these words, but also a promise: if you seek God, you will find him. Words echoed by Jesus in Matthew 7:7: “seek, and ye shall find”.

In the end, the Christian faith is pretty straightforward. You don’t have to rise through levels of holiness to meet with God, you don’t have to attain a certain level of understanding to grasp God. No. If you seek him, he will be found by you.

So how do we seek God? There are many ways: the reading of Scripture; banging on the doors of heaven through prayer; singing his praises; listening for his “small, still voice”. The point is we have to seek, but as you do please be assured that in the verse above ‘if’ is quickly followed by ‘he will’.

I have set the LORD always before me

I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. (Psalm 16:8) - The feeling of being shaken is a disturbing one: the near miss; a phone call with bad news; life crowding in at four in the morning when you just can’t sleep. The godly King David has determined to keep God in this mind, to walk in the ways laid out by God and to follow God’s prompting.

O for a Thousand Tongues

O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer's praise, the glories of my God and King, the triumphs of his grace!

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