Psalm 27, Malachi 2 & 3, Luke 1:5-17
What does it meant seek? The dictionary defines seek as to resort to, to search, to discover, to ask, to gain or to try.
There is effort in seeking.
In Psalm 27, King David cries out to GOD. David’s enemies are advancing, war is coming, David is afraid. David is seeking GOD’s help.
In the Malachi 2 and 3, the priests are seeking GOD in all the wrong ways. They have adjusted worship and obedience to the culture around them. They question and reason with GOD. But even in their sin, GOD tells them I will send my messenger to you, that which you seek will come suddenly.
In Luke 1:5-17, Zechariah and Elizabeth, are a righteous, blameless but childless couple. They have spent years seeking God through prayer and worship. Then, when it seemed impossible to have a child, GOD answered their prayer.
Many years ago, I received a phone call. It was one of the volunteers from the church nursery. She very kindly informed me that I should have my daughter’s hearing checked. This surprised me because my little girl could hear a package of M&Ms being opened three rooms away!
I asked why she thought hearing was a problem. She replied, I call her name, Erica, Erica and she doesn’t answer me. I laughed and told her that is because her name is Erin.
Are you being honest with GOD? Are you afraid? Seek GOD in confidence.
Have you adjusted your obedience to GOD to suit you? Are you reasoning with GOD? Seek GOD in HIS truth.
Have you spent years seeking GOD but have no answer? Keep praying, keep worshiping. GOD hears you. Call on His name because He knows yours!