Bible Ballistics: “BBs” #61 Seeking What?????
There are so many people around us searching for so many things. Fame, money, popularity, power, knowledge, influence. There is nothing wrong with any of these things; in and of themselves, but when they are our primary focus there is trouble. We all think that we are to be independent and providing for ourselves—especially Americans (well, some Americans)—but is that the right thing to seek for? Let’s see what we can find in God’s Word.
Wise men came to Jerusalem seeking a newborn king, and stirred up confusion.
Matthew 2:2, “ Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”
These men had one thing on their minds, to find the newborn king they had been ‘seeking’. Yet not one person followed them to Bethlehem to see if they found him. Why not? They apparently weren’t ‘seeking’ the Messiah.
John 12:20-21, “And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: 21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.”
A group of Greek men had come to Jerusalem and having heard about Jesus, came ‘seeking’ to worship HIM. Why? The religious leaders weren’t seeking to worship him, but to kill Him. Why were these men seeking Jesus? We’re not told the details but one thing speaks for itself, these who had come to Judaism to worship the true God, recognized the Messiah more readily than His own people.
John 1:10-11, “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not…”
What are you seeking today? Jesus and His will for your life? Or are you going along to get along? Are you standing for the KING of Kings, even when He is being maligned or ridiculed? Or are you so open-minded that you have no real thought for the Lord Jesus or His kingdom? Jesus himself gave us our marching orders—consider this, and we will see more next time.
Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
So?? Here’s our shot for today??? What or whom are you ‘seeking’? It’s a question with eternal import. Consider your answer and take it to the Lord, and ask Him if your ‘answer’ needs some attention.