I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right. (Isa. 45:19 KJV)
Many years ago, I had a conversation with one of my professors in medical school in matters of Christianity. One of his major issues is that Christians are lazy, and all they want to do is pray, read their bibles, etc. For him, seeking God in prayer or doing the work of God is a waste of precious time. He is not the only one with this sort of thinking. Pharaoh in the Old Testament said the same thing to the Israelites when God called them out of Egypt. He said, “Lazy, that’s what you are– lazy! That is why you keep saying, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to the LORD.'”(Exod. 5:17 NIV).
The scripture above tells us that God has not asked us to seek Him for naught! It may appear worthless to the natural man who is void of spiritual wisdom. Seeking God is never a waste. It has benefits both now and in eternity.The race is not for the swift. Jesus told us “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matt. 6:33 KJV)”. Seeking God is the most profitable endeavor and investment! All the things that others are dying to get, will be brought to you. That does not mean we do nothing. It alludes to the blessing of the Lord on the works of your hands causing them to prosper and become productive more than can be naturally expected. The Bible gives us a record of Isaac how “things were added” to him by God. Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.
And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great (Gen. 26:12-13 KJV). You get results that others will take a lifetime to achieve. Never make the mistake of neglecting the things of God for whatever reason, or you will be caught in the “rat race” of chasing things that have no end.
God has not asked you to seek Him in vain. Meditate on the scripture above until it has drilled into your spirit that besides the promise of eternity, God has a package for us here on earth when we seek Him.
Seeking God and putting Him first is really a matter of perspective and spiritual wisdom. Ask God to give you the wisdom to put Him first in all things. Yes, it is really a wisdom issue.
APPLY THE WORD TODAY!
Have you put your Bible on the shelf because you are busy trying to make your business work? Or you have abandoned the local Church activities because your schedule got too tight with more pressing issues? Do not let the enemy deceive you. Act on the Word today! Address your schedule and put God as your priority. Then watch how the rest of the “mysteries” of your relationships, business or finances begins to fall into place.
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