Fighter Verse For July 12, 2015
I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. –Psalm 34:4-5
Seeking the LORD has wonderful and eternal benefits. We will look into some of these benefits as the week goes on. But for this morning, I want to see what it means for you and I to “seek” the LORD.
The psalmist “sought the LORD.” The word “sought” is a verb which means to seek, to inquire of, to examine, or to require. The most interesting cross-reference I found was in a little verse speaking about how Ezra studied the Bible.
“For Ezra had set his heart to STUDY (emphasis mine) the Law of the LORD, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.” (Ezra 7:10 ESV)
Ezra is the example for us on how we are to seek the LORD as the psalmist did. We are to “set our heart to study” the words of God found in the Bible. Setting our hearts to study the LORD through his word is how we seek the LORD. When we come to him washed from our sin through the blood of Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit; we will find him and reap these wonderful and eternal benefits.
I sought the LORD. Can you say that with me in the beginning of the day? Can you say it with assurance at the end of the day? I sought the LORD.