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Seeking God

This study illustrates the need to earnestly seek a relationship with God.

Matthew 7:7

This is a great promise. God is a loving Father, and he wants you to find him. If you seek him, you will find him.

Matthew 7:13-14

The way is narrow. If only a few find the way to eternal life, then only a few are truly seeking. How should you seek?

Matthew 6:33

The only effective way to seek is to seek God first. What keeps you from making this your top priority? (friends, family, job, studies, fear, …)

Acts 8:26-35

The Ethiopian was a great example of someone “seeking first.” He was an important and very busy man, yet he still made time for God (the Jerusalem trip). He sought the right place (the Scriptures). He was humble (asked for help). When he found, he did not continue to seek – it was time to act. It has been said, “When a sincere seeker finds what he has been looking for, either he stops seeking or he stops being sincere.” From his example, we can see that it is beneficial to let another person help you understand the Word.

Acts 17:11

The Bereans were another example of people “seeking God first.” They had noble character (integrity). They were enthusiastic. They sought in the right place (the Scriptures). They read daily. They were not naïve; they had a healthy skepticism. They responded to the truth and became believers. It is important that you do your own homework!

Matthew 13:44-46 (extra passage)

The man in the field stumbled across treasure. Most of us were like him in that we were not actively seeking truth. There were three results: joy (the result of finding); sold everything (commitment); and obtained the treasure (as always happens when people seek first). The merchant, however, was looking for fine pearls. Some of us were like him in that we were actively seeking the truth. He experienced similar results.