why do we have to seek the Lord
Why Do We Have to Seek the Lord
Deuteronomy 4:29. But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Isaiah 55:6: Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Hosea 10:12: .... For it is time to seek the Lord...
Amos 5:4: Seek Me and you shall live.
Matthew 6:33: Seek ye first the Kingdom of God.
1 Chronicles 22:19: Now set your mind and heart to seek the Lord your God.
Job 8:5: If you will seek God and plead with the almighty for mercy
Matthew 7:7: seek and you will find......................
Note 3: Matthew Henry commentary on Luke 17:21: "It has a spiritual influence: The kingdom of God is within you." It is not of this world, John 18:36. Its glory does not strike men's fancies, but affects their spirits, and its power is over their souls and consciences; from them it receives homage, and not from their bodies only. The kingdom of God will not change men's outward condition, but their hearts and lives. Then it comes when it makes those humble, and serious, and heavenly, that were proud, and vain, and carnal,--when it weansthose from the world that were wedded to the world; and therefore look for the kingdom of God in the revolutions of the heart, not of the civil government. The kingdom of God is among you; so some read it. "You enquire when it will come, and are not aware that it is already begun to be set up in the midst of you. The gospel is preached, it is confirmed by miracles, it is embraced by multitudes, so that it is in your nation, though not in your hearts." Note, It is the folly of many curious enquirers concerning the times to come that they look for that before them which is already among them.
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